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Americas Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Canada: “Removed from our land for defending it”: Criminalization, Intimidation and Harassment of Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

The Wet’suwet’en Nation, under the governance of its Hereditary Chiefs, is defending its ancestral, unceded territory against the construction of the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline. Wet’suwet’en land defenders and their supporters are intimidated, harassed, unlawfully surveilled and criminalized...
Africa Indigenous People

Tanzania: Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Agenda Item 6(x): Activity Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa

Amnesty International has worked for decades to document cases of widespread forced evictions and lack of effective remedies for victims. Considering the seriousness and scale of forced evictions in the context of conservation in Africa, Amnesty International encourages the African Commission to...
Americas Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Chile: Outstanding debts for past and present human rights violations: Amnesty International submission to the 43rd session of the UPR working group, May 2024

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Chile in May 2024. In it, Amnesty International analyses the human rights situation in Chile and the measures taken to comply with the recommendations made to Chile in its previous review, including in relation to human rights...
Americas Climate change

Canada: Drop Charges against land defenders

The Indigenous Wet’suwet’en Nation is protecting its ancestral lands and waterways against the construction of a gas pipeline. Wet’suwet’en land defenders and their supporters who oppose the construction of the pipeline are experiencing surveillance, harassment and intimidation at the hands of the...