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Decriminalize Palestinian Human Rights CSOs!
By: HIC
10 November 2021
   Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights Organizations facing Israel’s Criminalization Today, HIC`s Board adopted a statement in solidarity with the six Palestinian human rights organizsations, including HIC Members, that Israel`s Minister of Defense has deemed "terrorist organisations.  The full public statement follows here:   Habitat International Coalition (HIC) strongly condemns Israel`s Minister of
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Alert: More Israeli Tyranny for Human Rights NGOs
By: Al-Haq
07 November 2021
Alert:  Israel Takes Alarming Steps to Enforce its Persecution of Six Palestinian Organisations in the West Bank, International Community Must Intervene      Al-Haq strongly condemns the military order issued by Israel`s commander-in-chief of the Central Command to transpose its unlawful designation of Al-Haq as a “terrorist organization” within the occupied West Bank. Similar
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Bla, bla, bla: Hollow Western Words over Colonies
By: Ramzy Baroud, Counterpunch
05 November 2021
Words without Action: The West’s Role in Israel’s Illegal Settlement Expansion    The international uproar in response to Israel’s approval of a massive expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank may give the impression that such a reaction could, in theory, force Israel to abandon its plans.
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‘Green Colonialism` Plundering North Africa
By: Hamza Hamouchene, Middle East Eye
04 November 2021
COP26 summit: How `green colonialism` is plundering North Africa     Renewable energy projects, just like traditional ones, have fuelled dispossession, exploitation and socioeconomic exclusion across the region   Human-made climate change is already a reality in North Africa, undermining the ecological and socioeconomic basis of life in the region. Countries such as Algeria, Tunisia
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Occupation, Extraction Shrinking Dead Sea
By: Al-Haq
04 November 2021
Shrinking Dead Sea, at the Collusion between Israel’s Intensive Exploitation, Corporate Extraction and Climate Change    This brief is part of a series on climate change, its adverse effects and the Israeli colonial-apartheid regime, published in the context of the UN Climate Change Conference CoP26.      On 1 November 2021, at the CoP26 in Glasgow, Palestinian Prime
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G20’s Mild Commitment on Coal
By: Boston University Global Development Policy Center
31 October 2021
On 31 October 2021, the Group of 20 largest economies (G20) made a historic announcement by committing to end finance for coal-fired power plants overseas.     The G20 pledge caps a year of major sustainable finance pledges from national governments and their development finance institutions (DFIs) since the inaugural 2020 Finance in Common
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New Book: Counting on Land Justice in Yemen
By: HLRN
24 October 2021
In this new report, Counting on Justice, HIC-HLRN and the Social Democratic Forum - Yemen have co-produced the findings and future vision of land restitution in Yemen for those dispossessed of their properties by both the previous regime of Ali Abdalla Salih and the ongoing conflict in Yemen. This publication is
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Israel Designates HR Organizations “terrorist”
By: Mohammed El-Kurd, The Nation
22 October 2021
The New Campaign to Smear Palestinian Human Rights Defenders as Terrorists In a move that has been condemned as an effort to discredit Palestinian rights organizations, the Israeli government has designated six as “terror organizations.”     In an authoritarian and repressive move, the Israeli regime has issued a military order designating six leading
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Conflict, Occupation, War amid Global Cease-fire
By: HIC-HLRN
18 October 2021
HLRN has produced a new publication on the occasion of World Human Rights Habitat Day 2021 and the ensuing month of related activities. The study Conflict, Occupation and War disaggregates data from the HLRN Violation Database to focus on the gross violations of the human rights to adequate housing and
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Israel Defies Court, Settlers Keep Stolen Land
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08 October 2021
Top Court Orders Israel to Explain Refusal to Evict Settlers From Palestinian Land Following the designation of the Jordan Valley land as a closed military zone in 1969, its Palestinian owners have been barred from entering the land, while settlers were allowed to work it.     The High Court of Justice ordered the
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UNHRC: `Environment is a Human Right`
By: HIC-HLRN
08 October 2021
We can now authoritatively claim the human right to the environment, rather than only tentatively referring to “human rights and the environment,” or “the human rights dimensions of the environment.”   In its recent 48th session, the UN Human Rights Council has adopted milestone resolutions recognizing the human right to a safe
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UNHRC Creates Climate-change SR Mandate
By: HIC-HLRN
08 October 2021
On 8 October, the Human Rights Council created a new mandate for a Special Rapporteur (SR) on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change. The Council decided to appoint the new SR for a period of three years and requested its subsidiary Advisory Committee
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“Climate Justice IS a Human Right”
By: HIC President Adriana Allen
04 October 2021
The following is the statement by HIC President Adriana Allen on the occasion of World Habitat Day, 4 October 2021.     Back in 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted for the first time a resolution (Resolution 7/231) that explicitly recognised the implications of climate change for the fulfilment of human
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Jordan: Voices of Dana Nature Reserve
By: Lorraine Walker, Dana Cooperative – Sustainable Tourism in Jordan
03 October 2021
Unheard Voices: The Dana Nature Reserve and the People of Dana Part two of a two-part series   Considerations for tourists with a social conscience   The relationship between the local community (the people of Dana and Qadisiyah villages), and the Dana Nature Reserve is complicated and multi-layered.   The Reserve is managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation
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"Don`t Buy into Cross-border Crime"
By: a coalition of 25 organizations
01 October 2021
672 European financial institutions have financial relationships with 50 companies actively involved in illegal Israeli settlements. A Belgian company, Solvay, is cited. BNP Paribas, for its part, is the largest European creditor of these companies. These are the conclusions of the Don’t buy into occupation report published by a coalition
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Corporate Retribution: Donziger Sentenced
By: Adam Klasfeldoct, Law & Crime
01 October 2021
A ‘Two-by-four between the Eyes’: Judge Sentences Anti-Chevron Crusader to Jail Time — Just Days after U.N. Group Called for His Release An environmental advocate who helped obtain a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for oil drilling in Ecuador was sentenced to spend six months in jail after a federal judge
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EU Court Annuls Trade Deals in Occupied Sahara
By: WSRW
29 September 2021
Today, the EU Court of Justice has struck a blow to the EU’s practice of applying trade and fisheries agreements with Morocco to occupied Western Sahara.    The press release from the Court today specifically states that Polisario is able to represent the Saharawi people before European courts.    The right of the Saharawi people to
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Donors Pledge Record $5bn to Protect Nature
By: Patrick Greenfield, The Guardian
29 September 2021
Record $5bn donation to protect nature could herald new green era of giving Philanthropists pledge to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030, as the planet’s health climbs the charity agenda   When their time comes, many of the richest people on Earth have committed to giving away the bulk of their fortunes. Education,
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Pogrom against Palestinian Village of Mufagara
By: Yuval Abraham and Basil al-Adraa, +972 magazine
29 September 2021
Scenes from a Jewish pogrom Dozens of masked Israeli settlers lead an organized assault on the Palestinian village of Mufagara, beating and stoning residents while wreaking havoc home by home.     “All of a sudden I heard glass shatter and then all the children screaming from the other room. I ran over there.
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HLRN Supports Sahrawi Mine Action
By: HIC-HLRN
28 September 2021
Workshop on advocacy with Sahrawi activists on the issue of land mines   Within the framework of the implementation of Housing and Land Rights Network’s main objective Capacity Building and Knowledge Creation, HLRN is cooperating with its members from the Western Sahara (the Sahrawi Mine Action Coordination Office--SMACO) in the Tindouf refugee
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