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Hudbay Minerals on trial in Canada for Human Rights Violations in Guatemala

By Leah Temper. Are companies liable in their home countries for violations committed abroad? Are they liable anywhere? This has been the leading question in environmental justice law jurisprudence this year. …

Some (GMO)food for thought

As we reported here and here, Genetically Modified Foods (GMO), are not only a possible danger for the humans that eat them ‚Äď but for all farmers, our ecology, our …

Bougainville: no justice for those who resisted environmental crimes

As we feared in a recent opinion piece, the US Supreme Court‚Äôs decision to unarm the Alien Tort Statue (ATS) creates a fall-out for environmental justice cases worldwide. One and …

A new epidose in the Chevron vs Ecuador saga

Source: The Chevron Pit. As EJOLT reported earlier, here and here, one of the most prominent environmental lawsuit cases in the world is the case where some 30.000 Ecuadorians are seeking …

Large Useless Imposed Projects

By Daniela Del Bene and Nick Meynen. The Third European Forum against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects will soon take place in Stuttgart, from 25th to 29th July. After the first two …

Water justice: the first successful European Citizen’s Initiative

By Nick Meynen. A petition calling for water justice has been accepted as the first European Citizen Initiative. A European citizens’ initiative is an invitation to the European Commission to propose …

Social Environmental Conflicts in Mexico. Nobody is Exempt

By¬†Isabel C√°rdenas* ‚ÄúConflictos socioambientales y alternativas de la sociedad civil‚ÄĚ, presents an excellent overview of socio-environmental conflicts in Mexico. The multidimensional analysis of asymmetrical power relations includes a chapter by Fernanda …

The governonsense of climate engineering

At the environmental policy forum “The International Governance of Climate Engineering”, held by The Institute for European Studies in Brussels on June 28, opinions differed on how European policymakers should …

The End of the Age of Coal

On June 29 the world will celebrate the end of the “Age of Coal”. A global day of action will coincide with 350.org’s Global Power Shift Conference in Istanbul. Greenpeace …

A Canadian company, the police in Greece and democracy in the country that invented it

Unprovoked chemical attacks on civilians, 3AM raids on houses and violent police attacks on peacefully demonstrating women. You’re excused for thinking this is Syria or even Peru or Turkey, but …


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