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REDD Will Violate Rights, Accelerate Emissions
By: Joint Press Release from Global Forest Coalition and Indigenous Environmental Network
29 November 2010
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Haiti: Cholera, Its Fears & Violence Spread
By: Aljazeera, Agence France Presse & France24
16 November 2010
UN Targeted in Haiti Cholera Violence   By blade, France24   16 November 2010   Protesters in northern Haiti set fire to a police station and clashed with UN peacekeepers as anger

Angola, Congo: Expulsion, Resources and Rape
By: Businessweek, IRIN, The New York Times
10 November 2010
UN Probes 770 Cases of Sexual Violence in Angolan Expulsions By Michael J. Kavanagh, Businessweek 09 November 2010 The United Nations is investigating more than 770 alleged cases

Mongolian State Land Sale: Herders Lose All
By: China Labour Bulletin
08 November 2010
The vast majority of farmland in China is effectively owned and run by individual households under the contract responsibility system, developed and implemented in the early 1980s. In the northern regions of Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang however, much of the land has remained

European Body Slams Italy’s Treatment of Roma
03 November 2010
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Pastoralists in Angola Protest Eviction
14 October 2010
To: H.E. the Governor of Huila, Lubango Request for Space for Pastoralism in the Gado As pastoralists of the Municipal District of

All 50 U.S. States Launch Foreclosure Probe
By: Alan Zibel, AP
13 October 2010
It could take months, at least, for any settlement to be reached. But legal experts say lenders could be forced to accept an independent monitor to ensure they follow state foreclosure laws. The banks could also be subject to financial penalties and be forced to pay some people whose foreclosures

Under Indonesia, Papua`s Floods and Conflict
By: Al Jazeera, Jakarta GLobe, Jakarta Post
09 October 2010
Papua Floods May Fuel Tensions Disaster in West Papua could add to local grievances as aid workers struggle to reach the affected areas. Yasmine Ryan, Al Jazeera

Toxic Spill Reaches Hungarian Villages, Farmlands
By: PBS, AFP, Reuters
08 October 2010
Hungary Plant to Restart, Sludge May Damage Farmland   * Hungarian scientists say heavy metals in soil * Greenpeace says toxic dust in air is potentially harmful * State to control MAL for up to

Poor UN Displacement Camp Mgmt in Haiti Reported
By: Refugees International
07 October 2010
Washington, DC – Nearly ten months after Haiti was devastated by the earthquake, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is still struggling to manage some 1,300 camps where over one million displaced people live in fear of hunger, rape, intimidation and forced eviction, Refugees International (RI) said today. The International

Landmark Decision: Right to Water as Legally Binding
06 October 2010
According to the UN Independent Expert on human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque "this means that for the UN, the right to water and sanitation is contained in existing human rights treaties and is, therefore, legally binding."

IHLRD: HIC Renews Its Commitment to Change
04 October 2010
"Land, Habitat and Our Commitment to Change" Statement of the Habitat International Coalition on International Housing and Land Rights Day 2010 And

UNHCR: World Faces “Near Permanent” Refugee Era
By: AFP/France 24
04 October 2010
UNHCR: World Faces “Near Permanent” Refugee Era UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres has warned governments that unrelenting conflicts in Afghanistan and Africa are creating a near permanent "global" refugee burden. AFP - UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres warned governments on Monday that unrelenting conflicts in Afghanistan and Africa were creating

France: Roma Expulsions Criticized, EU to Act
By: BBC Online, Al Jazeera
29 September 2010
EU to Act against France on Roma Bloc to begin infringement proceedings against Paris over expulsion of 8,000 Roma earlier this year.

Brazil: Shell in Row over Indigenous Land Grab
By: Survival International
28 September 2010
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New Stats: 1 in 7 Living Impoverished in USA
By: U.S. Census Bureau and other sources
17 September 2010
Making Sense of the Census Bureau`s New Poverty Stats Al Tompkins, AI`s Morning Meeting The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that one in seven Americans lived in poverty last

India: 3,450 Farmers Committed Suicide in 3 Years
By: HindustanTimes
30 August 2010
According to figures provided to Parliament by Pawar, 1,720 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra during 2007-09, followed by 1,142 in Andhra Pradesh and 434 in Karnataka. Farmers` suicides continued in 2010 as well, with six cases in the Vidharba region of Maharashtra,

South Sudan Plans Mass Return by 2011
By: BBC Online
24 August 2010
The proposals suggest returnees will travel on trains and buses, as well as boats down the River Nile. Some two million people have already returned to the south since the end of a two-decade conflict in 2005.

Nigeria: Govt. Denies Port Harcourt Eviction Plan
By: Voice of America
18 August 2010
A Geneva-based international rights group, the Center on Housing and Evictions (COHRE), said it had gained access to government plans to demolish a two-radius part of town known as the Abonima Wharf.  COHRE says if the plans are carried out, more than half a million families will be affected.

Pakistan Floods Linked to Climate Change
By: The Nation/The Telegraph
11 August 2010
The world weather crisis that is causing floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia and landslides in China is evidence that global warming predictions are correct, according to climate change experts. The disaster was driven by a “supercharged jet stream” that has also caused floods in China and a prolonged heat wave

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