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Why we need a UN convention on the rights of older persons

Amnesty International is campaigning for a UN convention on the rights of older persons. Human rights are protected through international legal treaties (often called conventions or covenants), which states become a party to, committing themselves to certain obligations. Amnesty International...
Congo Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Oil spills in the Loubi lagoon: “When we eat the fish or crab caught in the lagoon, we get diarrhoea and smell the crude oil.” 

The country’s only oil terminal, managed by Total-Energy Congo (a subsidiary of the French oil company Total-Energy) is located in the small fishing village of Djeno. An oil terminal is used to receive, process and store crude oil from many different sites before it is sent to refineries by tanker...
Congo Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Factory fumes in the neighbourhood of Vindoulou: “Children regularly vomit and cough a lot, especially when there is a lot of smoke.”

In the neighbourhood of Vindoulou, in the suburbs of Pointe-Noire, residents have long sounded the alarm about a factory owned by Metssa Congo, a subsidiary of the Indian group Metssa. The factory, which recycles used batteries and industrial products containing lead and aluminium, emits smoke...