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Honduras ratifies Minamata Convention

Juan-Orlando-Hernandez  Honduras ratifies Minamata Convention President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez

The Government of Honduras on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 39th future Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Just last month, Liechtenstein and Togo endorsed the global treaty. While the Government of Liechtenstein on February 1, 2017 deposited its instrument of accession, the Togolese Government two days later followed suit on February 3, ...

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Grassroots leaders, in People’s Caravan, to demand action, justice

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Daughter of slain Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader, Berta Cáceres, to join dozens of community leaders on a caravan from Cleveland to Philadelphia On July 20, more than 45 grassroots Indigenous, Latin, Black, Asian, Muslim, and working class white organisers from across the country will board a bus and launch the It Takes Roots to Change the System People’s Caravan from ...

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June 15 declared Global Action Day over slain Honduran campaigner

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Wednesday, June 15th 2016 marks the global day of action calling for justice for Berta Cáceres, an indigenous Lenca woman and environmental justice and indigenous land rights leader in Honduras who was assassinated earlier this year. Her organisation, COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras), called for this global day of action where people all over the world will ...

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Concern over spate of environmental activists’ murder

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Expert on indigenous rights demands consumers boycott ‘blood-tainted’ products from land grabs amid weak state response, Alex Pashley reports for Climate Home, a part of The Guardian Environment Network The killings of indigenous activists in Honduras signal a growing “epidemic” around the world, a UN envoy has declared. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, urged governments to give ...

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Honduran activist, Berta Cáceres, murdered

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Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, was on Wednesday night murdered in her home. Her assassins reportedly waited until well after dark before breaking into the house where she slept. During her lifetime, the late Ms Cáceres rallied her fellow indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to ...

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