This section of our Human Rights Blog deals with human rights issues related to environment.

Cambodia – A Country as Candyshop for Landgrabbers

Cambodia A Country as Candyshop for Landgrabbers

“My house, possessions, clothes, all went up in smoke. Nothing was left” said Mai, a woman who lived in Bos/O’Bat Moan, a village in the province of Oddar Meanchey, after 150 men from police, military and presumptive workers of the company, which was granted a concession for a large area including her village, burnt down and bulldozed 119 houses. When she went ...

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Philippines faces Hagupit one year after Hayan

Hagupit Typhoon hits Philippines

Long processions of women and children walked along the margins of the street holding white candles, the elderly prayed in front of sacred statues in the intimacy of their flourishing gardens, fisherman put their fishing boats in safe, all of them desperately hoping for God’s mercy. In Barangay, the smallest administrative division in the Philippines, captains were gathered for a special meeting ...

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