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China Link to Cambodia`s Boeung Kak Lake Project
By: The Phnom Penh Post
06 January 2011
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Ivorian Refugees in Liberia Top 22,000
By: AlertNet, UNHCR
05 January 2011
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Scores Hurt in Algeria Housing Protests
By: Aljazeera
30 December 2010
At least 53 people have been injured and 29 others arrested during protests over inadequate housing in a suburb of the Algerian capital. Clashes broke out on Wednesday as residents filled the
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African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In
By: Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times
22 December 2010
SOUMOUNI, Mali—The half-dozen strangers who descended on this remote West African village brought its hand-to-mouth farmers alarming news: their humble fields, tilled from one generation to the next, were now controlled by Libya`s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, and the farmers would all have to leave. "They told us this would
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Baby Deaths High in Zimbabwe Gov`t Housing
By: Washington Post, The Associated Press
02 December 2010
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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
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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
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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
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European Body Slams Italy’s Treatment of Roma
By: COHRE
03 November 2010
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Pastoralists in Angola Protest Eviction
By: HIC-HLRN
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Landmark Decision: Right to Water as Legally Binding
By: UN OHCHR
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."
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IHLRD: HIC Renews Its Commitment to Change
By: HIC-HLRN
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
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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
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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.
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Brazil: Shell in Row over Indigenous Land Grab
By: Survival International
28 September 2010
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