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Joint Non-Government Organisations Submission to UN’s Periodic Review Committee on Human Rights Abuses in Papua New Guinea

In a recent submission by a joint Non-Government Organization Group (Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights Inc, Bismarck Ramu Group, Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ozeanien Dialog) to the United Nations’ Periodic Review Committee, the group has put...

South Korean Civil Society Groups Condemn the Japanese Government’s Decision to Release Radioactive Wastewater into the Sea

Joint Statement from South Korean Civil Society Groups On April 13, the Japanese government officially announced its decision to discharge contaminated wastewater from Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. In the decade since the Fukushima...

The Fight for Climate Justice

Climate justice is a term used to frame climate change as an ethical and political issue rather than purely environmental one. Climate justice covers a myriad of themes such as equality, human rights, collective rights, and equity based on  countries’ historical...

Evacuees in their own land: Indigenous peoples’ struggle for recognition in the Bangsamoro

The start of the new year brought news of violent skirmishes between the government and secessionist forces in south-central Mindanao. On 8 January 2021, non-Moro indigenous peoples (NMIPs ) in Maguindanao within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao...

Indian farmers lead historic struggle for Food Sovereignty, Anti-fascism, Democracy and Human Rights

Friends of the Earth International stands in solidarity with Indian farmers and workers in their continuing protests against the deregulation and corporatisation of agriculture and their fight for food sovereignty, anti-fascism, democracy and human rights. Since...

PENGON advocates for Environmental Rights in Gaza during COVID-19

To highlight environmental issues that pose an immediate threat to human life in Gaza during the pandemic, PENGON organized different activities to advocate for environmental rights in Gaza both locally and internationally through a rights-based approach with an...

Twin victories: Southeast Asia’s largest open-pit mine derailed as local govt, court take cudgels for people and nature

Tucked in southern Philippines is the largest undeveloped gold and copper open-pit mining project in Southeast Asia. With an area equivalent to the size of 700 football fields, the Tampakan mining project spells disaster for the region’s watershed systems,...