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China’s Ecuador Embassy occupied in opposition to mining contract

In the morning of March 5th 2012, a group of women from various Ecuadorean organizations and social groups occupied for a few hours the Chinese Embassy in Quito, to reject …

The price of an apology: justice, compensation and rectification

By John O’Neill, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Arthur Lewis Building, Manchester AbstractQuestions about monetary compensation for environmental damage have been at the centre of debates on the defensibility …

Degrowth and the Global Movement for Environmental Justice

By Antonio Cerrillo, translated by Nick Meynen. Published at The Ecologist on 22 Aug. With the 5th International Degrowth Conference taking place next week Spanish Ecologists Professor Joan Martinez Alier and Federico …

Could ecocide become the fifth crime against peace in the Rome Statute?

By Tjitske Lingsma.“The rainforest is our supermarket, our hospital, pharmacy, our school, and it is where we pray,” says Humberto Piaguaje, chief of Ecuador’s Secoya indigenous group, speaking at a …

Feature Map on the Permanent Peoples Tribunal Hearing on Corporate Human Rights Violations and Peoples Access to Justice

On the anniversary of the UNHRC resolution, as states prepare for the first meeting of the intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of a UN Treaty on transnational corporations and …

The difference that EJOLT has made

Dear EJOLT fan As we approach the end of the EJOLT project we like to introduce you to each other and look back to some of our highlights. There are 200.000 …

Use economic tools effectively for evaluating liabilities in environmental justice struggles

The health and environmental damages of fossil fuel exploitation (e.g., oil spills), nuclear waste and radiation, and mining-related pollution represent some of the most well-known effects of the increasing energy …

A powerful call from Naomi Klein for a global movement for climate justice

By Joan Martinez Alier. Naomi Klein’s new book, This changes everything. Capitalism vs the Climate  (Allen Lane, London, 2014), puts climate change at the centre of politics. She makes the connection …

A treaty to stop corporate crimes and impunity

EJOLT supports a worldwide campaign to stop corporate crimes and impunity. Godwin Ojo from EJOLT partner ERA participated in a recent meeting from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), …

Access to Justice and Extractive Industries

UPDATE – full video of the event on youtube. On March 13, a panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights, minerals and …

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