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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...