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Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights - 8 August 2012

Headline Title:  Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples, said Amnesty International in a Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples. Media Node:  Indigenous Peoples Day Twitter Tag:  Indigenous Story Location:  Ecuador 5° 10' 42.5352" S, 72° 25' 18.75" W “States have the obligation to engage with Indigenous Peoples at the earliest stage of any decision-making process that affects them. Ignoring that obligation only creates a climate of bad faith, distrust and polarisation which can fuel social unrest and conflict ” Source:  Mariano Machain, Campaigner on Economic, Social and Cultural rights at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 08/08/2012 URL:  Ecuador: Inter-American Court ruling marks key victory for Indigenous Peoples Description:  News story, 27 July 2012 URL:  Ecuador: Authorities misuse judicial system to stop protests Description:  News story/report, 17 July 2012

Czech Republic: Roma families at imminent risk of forced eviction - 3 August 2012

Headline Title:  Czech Republic: Roma families at imminent risk of forced eviction Dozens of Roma families living in rental accommodation in the north-eastern Czech town of Ostrava face being forcibly evicted over the weekend, Amnesty International and More than 40 Roma families face a possible forced eviction this weekend in the north-eastern Czech Republic town of Ostrava. Media Node:  Ostrava Roma Story Location:  Czech Republic 50° 3' 21.4668" N, 17° 21' 30.2328" E URL:  Czech Republic: Continuing discrimination of Romani children in education Description:  Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, 1 April 2012 URL:  Four years after: Czech Republic fails to address discrimination of Romani children in education Description:  Public statement, 15 November 2011 URL:  Czech Republic: Police fails to protect the Roma of Nový Bydžov Description:  Public statement, 16 March 2011 URL:  Demand Dignity Description:  Campaign page

Violente expulsion au Chili : des mineurs figurent parmi les membres de la communauté indigène qui ont été blessés - 30 July 2012

Headline Title:  Communauté indigène expulsée au Chili : des enfants blessés Les autorités chiliennes doivent diligenter une enquête exhaustive et indépendante sur le recours à la force par la police pendant et après une expulsion au cours de laquelle de nombreux membres d' Des informations sur deux épisodes concernant une communauté indigène mapuche font apparaître que la police a fait un usage disproportionné de la force, blessant plusieurs personnes, parmi lesquelles des enfants. Media Node:  Mapuche protests_fr Twitter Tag:  Mapuche Story Location:  Chili 38° 16' 32.0268" S, 72° 22' 10.884" W “Les informations disponibles sur l'éviction d'Ercilla portent à penser que la police a fait un usage disproportionné de la force. Les informations selon lesquelles des mineurs auraient été blessés par des tirs de chevrotine de la police en direction de la foule rassemblée devant l'hôpital sont particulièrement préoccupantes.” Source:  Maria Jose Eva Parada, chargée de recherche au sein du programme Amériques d'Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 30/07/2012

Chile: Niños y niñas indígenas heridos tras desalojo violento - 30 July 2012

Headline Title:  Chile: Niños y niñas indígenas heridos tras desalojo violento Las autoridades de Chile deben iniciar una investigación minuciosa e independiente sobre el uso de la fuerza por parte de la policía en el transcurso y después de un desalojo en el que una decena d Los testimonios del desalojo forzoso de Ercilla apuntan a un posible uso desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de la policía que causó lesiones a varias personas, algunas de ellas menores de edad. Media Node:  Mapuche protests_es Twitter Tag:  Mapuche Story Location:  Chile 38° 16' 32.0268" S, 72° 22' 10.884" W “Los testimonios del desalojo forzoso de Ercilla apuntan a posible un uso desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de la policía, y los informes según los cuales la policía disparó perdigones contra las personas congregadas en el exterior del hospital de Collipulli, hiriendo a varios niños y niñas, son especialmente preocupantes.” Source:  María José Eva Parada, investigadora del Programa Regional para América de Amnistía Internacional Date:  Mon, 30/07/2012

Chile: Indigenous children among the injured after violent eviction - 30 July 2012

Headline Title:  Chile: Indigenous children among the injured after violent eviction The Chilean authorities must initiate a thorough, independent investigation into the police use of force during and after an eviction that resulted in a dozen Indigenous community members – includi Accounts from two incidents involving a Mapuche Indigenous community point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police that left several injured, including children. Media Node:  Mapuche protests Twitter Tag:  Mapuche Story Location:  Chile 38° 16' 32.0268" S, 72° 22' 10.884" W “The accounts from the forced eviction in Ercilla point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police, and the reports of children being injured by police firing buckshot into the crowd outside the Collipulli hospital are especially worrying” Source:  Maria Jose Eva Parada, Researcher in the Americas Programme at Amnesty International. Date:  Mon, 30/07/2012

Serbia: Se da acceso al agua potable a familias romaníes desalojadas - 19 July 2012

Headline Title:  Serbia: Se da acceso al agua potable a familias romaníes La acción de Amnistía Internacional ha empujado a las autoridades de la ciudad serbia de Niš a dar acceso al suministro de agua potable a familias romaníes que habían sido desalojadas forzadamente La acción de Amnistía Internacional ha empujado a autoridades serbias a dar acceso al suministro de agua potable a familias romaníes desalojadas. Media Node:  Nis Roma water_es Nis Roma families_es Story Location:  Serbia 43° 16' 28.8192" N, 21° 43' 31.6704" E “El acceso permanente a agua potable y limpia es un paso corto pero bienvenido hacia la plena garantía de los derechos de estas familias.” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, directora adjunta del Programa para Europa y Asia Central de Amnistía Internacional. Date:  Thu, 19/07/2012 URL:  Serbia: Romani families denied the right to water Description:  Urgent action, 4 July 2012 URL:  Serbia: Hundreds of families face uncertainty after Belvil eviction Description:  News story, 26 April 2012 URL:  Serbia must halt forced eviction of 1000 people from Belvil settlement Description:  Public statement, 25 April 2012

Serbie : les familles roms expulsées ont enfin obtenu un accès à l'eau - 19 July 2012

Headline Title:  Serbie : les familles roms expulsées ont enfin obtenu un accès à l'eau L'action menée par Amnesty International a conduit les autorités de la ville de Nis, en Serbie, à fournir de l'eau potable aux familles roms qui ont subi une expulsion forcée à Belgrade, la capital L'action menée par Amnesty International a conduit les autorités serbes à fournir de l'eau potable aux familles roms expulsées. Media Node:  Nis Roma water_fr Nis Roma families_fr Story Location:  Serbia 43° 16' 28.8192" N, 21° 43' 31.6704" E “L'accès permanent à l'eau potable représente un progrès modeste mais très appréciable en vue du respect des droits de ces familles.” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, directrice adjointe du programme Europe et Asie centrale d'Amnesty International URL:  Serbie. Des familles roms privées du droit à l'eau Description:  Action urgente, 4 juillet 2012 URL:  Serbie. Des centaines de familles dans l'incertitude après l'expulsion de Belvil Description:  Communiqué de presse, 26 avril 2012 URL:  La Serbie doit interrompre l'expulsion forcée d'un millier de personnes vivant dans le quartier de Belvil Description:  Déclaration publique, 25 avril 2012

Serbia: Evicted Roma families finally granted access to water - 19 July 2012

Headline Title:  Serbia: Evicted Roma families finally granted access to water Action by Amnesty International has prompted the authorities in the Serbian city of Nis to supply drinking water to Roma families who were forcibly evicted from their homes in the capital Belgrade Action by Amnesty International has prompted Serbian authorities to supply drinking water to evicted Roma families. Media Node:  Nis Roma water Nis Roma families Story Location:  Serbia 43° 16' 28.8192" N, 21° 43' 31.6704" E “Having continuous access to clean drinking water is a small but welcome step towards guaranteeing these families their rights” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director at Amnesty International. Date:  Thu, 19/07/2012 URL:  Serbia: Romani families denied the right to water Description:  Urgent action, 4 July 2012 URL:  Serbia: Hundreds of families face uncertainty after Belvil eviction Description:  News story, 26 April 2012 URL:  Serbia must halt forced eviction of 1000 people from Belvil settlement Description:  Public statement, 25 April 2012

Ecuador: Authorities misuse judicial system to stop protests - 17 July 2012

Headline Title:  Ecuador: Authorities misuse judicial system to stop protests Ecuador’s judicial system is being used by the authorities to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to prevent them from protesting agai Ecuador’s authorities are misuing the judicial system to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders involved in social conflicts over development projects. Media Node:  Ecuador protests Story Location:  Ecuador 0° 10' 8.094" S, 78° 29' 20.67" W “The fact that 24 leaders faced questionable charges in an 18-month period demonstrates a worrying pattern, which is having a chilling effect on entire communities that now think twice before voicing legitimate concerns against measures that affect them” Source:  Tamaryn Nelson, Ecuador researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 17/07/2012 URL:  Op-Ed: A few things you should know about Ecuador, beyond Assange Description:  Op-Ed, 17 July 2012

Río+20: El documento final, debilitado por quienes se oponen a los derechos humanos

Los problemas económicos globales tienen su correspondencia en una recesión en los derechos humanos, con la adopción de unos compromisos preocupantes por su carácter mínimo en Río+20 (Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Desarrollo Sostenible). Normal 0 false

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