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Peru: Peruvian authorities put an end to the criminalization of defender Máxima Acuña

The ruling of the Supreme Court of Peru marking the end of the trial for land invasion against the human rights defender Máxima Acuña Atalaya is a landmark decision for environmental defenders in the country, Amnesty International said today. After almost five years of proceedings in relation to unfounded criminal charges of land invasion, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that there was no reason to pursue the groundless trial of the defender for land invasion.

Date:
3 May 2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Honduras: Justice gap over Berta Cáceres’ murder sends warning to activists

The scandalous lack of an effective investigation to find those responsible for ordering the brutal killing of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres sends a terrifying message to the hundreds of people who dare to speak out against the powerful, said Amnesty International on the first anniversary of the killing on 2 March. “Berta’s tragic murder illustrates the woeful state of human rights in Honduras.

Date:
27 February 2017
  • Research
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources

Israel/OPT: Trump must oppose all Israeli settlements in meeting with Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are due to meet in Washington D. C. on Wednesday 15 February. Amnesty International calls on President Donald Trump to make it clear in this meeting that he opposes all Israeli settlement activity in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Date:
14 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/5693/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Business and Human Rights

Myanmar: Mountain of trouble: Human rights abuses continue at Myanmar’s Letpadaung mine

This briefing examines the current human rights situation at Myanmar's largest copper mine, the Letpadaung mine. The operating company, a subsidiary of China’s Wanbao Mining, intends to extend the mine’s perimeter, putting hundreds of people at risk of forced eviction from their homes and farmland. The company has also failed to undertake an adequate environmental assessment of the mine, putting the safety of the neighbouring communities at risk.

Date:
10 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5564/2017
  • News
  • South Africa
  • Corporate Accountability

United Kingdom: Lonmin shareholders must probe broken promises on housing

Shareholders of the UK-based platinum mining giant Lonmin Plc must ask what steps the company is taking to improve the appalling conditions in which it houses its workers, and which contributed to a labour dispute that left 34 striking miners dead in 2012, Amnesty International said today ahead of Lonmin’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26 January in London. The organization has documented how Lonmin’s workforce at its platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa, are still living in squalor in spite of legally binding commitments made by the company to build 5,500 new houses more than a decade ago.

Date:
24 January 2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Ecuador: Indigenous Peoples’ rights activists at risk following leader's arrest

On 21 December, officers from the National Police force forced their way into the Interprovincial Federation of Shuar and Achuar Centres facilities in Morona Santiago and arrested their leader Agustín Wachapá. His arrest comes in addition to a series of acts of violence, harassment and pressure from the state authorities towards members of the Shuar Indigenous Peoples’ community due to their opposition to a copper mining project in Morona Santiago.

Date:
22 December 2016
  • News
  • Americas
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources

Americas: New platform highlights rising wave of attacks against environmental activists

On international day of human rights defenders, Amnesty International is launching an innovative online tool to highlight the rising wave of attacks against environmental activists across the Americas. Speak out for Defenders! features dozens of stories of activists from every corner of the Americas who have been harassed, threatened, attacked, unfairly jailed and even killed as punishment for their work to protect the environment.

Date:
10 December 2016
  • News
  • Business and Human Rights

Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour

Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble among nine household names contributing to labour abuse The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.

Date:
30 November 2016
  • News
  • Business and Human Rights

Palm Oil and human rights: What you need to know

The rapid expansion of palm oil has led to extensive deforestation, destruction of the rainforests and considerable harm to wildlife species. It has also led to appalling labour rights abuses against workers, according to an Amnesty International investigation. Five key facts about palm oil: 1. Palm oil is used in half of your daily products Palm oil and palm based ingredients are found in approximately 50% of supermarket products.

Date:
30 November 2016
  • News
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Corporate Accountability

Electric cars: Running on child labour?

Leading electric car makers must come clean to their consumers about the steps they are taking to keep child labour out of their supply chains, and be open about any abuses that they do find, Amnesty International said today, ahead of the Paris Motor Show where new models of electric cars will be displayed. Leading electric car makers General Motors (GM), Renault-Nissan and Tesla have failed to disclose the steps they are taking to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers as young as seven in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not used in their batteries.

Date:
30 September 2016
  • Research
  • South Africa
  • Corporate Accountability

South Africa: Smoke and mirrors: Lonmin’s failure to address housing conditions at Marikana

Since 2012 Amnesty International has commented and campaigned on the serious policing failures that led to the deaths at Marikana, calling for full accountability and reparations for the victims and their families. That work continues. This report examines abuses of the right to adequate housing of mine workers at Lonmin’s Marikana mine operation. Its primary focus is an examination of Lonmin’s response to the findings of the Farlam Commission.

Date:
15 August 2016
Ref:
AFR 53/4552/2016
  • Research
  • India
  • Discrimination

India: “When land is lost, do we eat coal?” Coal mining and violations of Adivasi rights in India

Coal is an important part of India’s economic growth story. However coal mining in India also has a different cost, borne by the communities affected by these mines, who are rarely meaningfully informed or consulted when their land is acquired, their forests decimated, and their livelihoods jeopardised. This report examines how land acquisition and mining in three mines in three different states run by three different Coal India Limited subsidiaries have breached Indian domestic laws, and India’s obligations under international human rights law.

Date:
13 July 2016
Ref:
ASA 20/4391/2016