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: For decades, communities were caught in the middle of the Colombian armed conflict, enduring massacres, disappearances, and forced relocation. Now, after the signing of the peace accords in 2016, the Hidroituango dam is causing more conflict in a region that has already faced devastating violence and human rights abuses. Send a letter to the Colombian Chancellor supporting communities’ demands during this crisis.
: Urge European Union to immediately ensure the safety and human rights of the Sengwer and Ogiek people or cancel its project support.
: On March 2, 2016, human rights and environmental defender Berta Cáceres was murdered in Honduras. Her murder is a tremendous loss for Honduras, the region, and the world. Send a letter to Honduran and embassy officials demanding an exhaustive and impartial investigation, security for Berta’s family and COPINH members, and a halt to the criminalization of COPINH.
: New research shows that the oil industry understood the science of climate change and actively sought to shape skepticism towards climate regulation DECADES earlier than previously suspected. Call for investigation into what could be the largest, longest-lasting, and most dangerous case of corporate deceit in human history. .
: The World Bank is developing procedures and guidelines for the implementation of its new safeguard policy. Send a letter to the World Bank President and Board telling them to engage in a good faith dialogue with indigenous peoples representatives, and to fix the policy so it safeguards the rights of indigenous peoples. .
: Our partners in the Ng"abe indigenous territories of Panama report that they are being threatened with eviction, which would make way for the completion of the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam. Call on Panama’s President Varela to protect the rights of affected Ng"abe communities, including by ensuring that they are free from intimidation, repression, and forced eviction. .
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