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Summary Joseph Koostachin, 58, remembers when he and his wife Helen, 56, went out on the land to hunt and berry pick with their young children. In the summer, the forests and meadows were lush and the water in the rivers plentiful. The winters were…
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Summary Sprawling over nearly half of Brazil’s territory and encompassing nine of its states, the Amazon region is home to over 20 million Brazilians. Since 1985 – when the government began monitoring deforestation in the Amazon – more than half a…
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Objective of this Guide Many First Nations persons are facing daily challenges just to access safe water for drinking and hygiene—a fundamental human right easily enjoyed by most Canadians. In 2016, Human Rights Watch released a report on First…
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Summary The Philippines is facing one of the fastest-growing epidemics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Asia-Pacific region. According to official statistics, HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men has increased…
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Summary Some things are getting better. There is electricity in the next village, and we may get electricity here, too. But none of that matters if our land is gone. –Nu Yee, San Klo, Karen State, February 2015 The businessman takes the…
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Summary Whenever they want to do mining again, they should do it far from the people and not the way they did it this time. They should explain to everyone what the advantages and disadvantages are. People need to know what to…
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Summary Canada, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is also one of the most water-rich. The province of Ontario shares the Great Lakes—which contain 18 percent of the world’s fresh surface water—with the United States. Access to sufficient…
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Introduction In our globalized economy, businesses across all sectors increasingly source all manners of goods and services from complex chains of suppliers that often span multiple countries with radically different legal, regulatory, and human…
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Summary Khobor lives with his wife, two sons, and daughter in a rural village in central Bangladesh. Their house is small, with a dirt floor, thatched walls, and a corrugated tin roof. Too poor to own his own land, Khobor earns his…
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  Summary Elena G., a tall 16-year-old girl, lives in a mobile home in eastern North Carolina with her mother, three sisters, two brothers, and nephew. Since she turned 12, she has spent her school summer vacations working long hours as a…
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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has…
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Summary “The first time I went inside, I was 14 years old. I was scared. I kept thinking what would happen to me if something went wrong.” —Jacob, 17, Malaya, Camarines Norte, June 2015 Thousands of children in…
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Toxic Legacy The Village On January 10, 2013, Thailand’s supreme administrative court handed down a judgment in a remarkable case. Prior to the ruling, the 22 plaintiffs travelled to Bangkok…
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Troubled Water Burst Pipes, Contaminated Wells, and Open Defecation in Zimbabwe’s Capital Summary Failure to Provide Access to Potable Water…
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Summary Jahaj, 17, has worked in a factory where animal hides are tanned in Hazaribagh, a combined residential and industrial neighborhood of Dhaka, since he…
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A Poisonous Mix Child Labor, Mercury, and Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali Regional Maps Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. The Context: Gold Mining in Mali…
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Summary Testing Practices Access to Information Access to Medical Treatment Intimidation by Police and Government Officials Remediation and Long-Term Solutions Occupational Health Recommendations …
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Gold’s Costly Dividend Human Rights Impacts of Papua New Guinea’s Porgera Gold Mine Summary Recommendations Methodology I. Background and Context The Porgera Joint Venture Box 1: An …
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Kosovo: Poisoned by Lead A Health and Human Rights Crisis in Mitrovica's Roma Camps I. Summary Methodology II. Key Recommendations III. Chronology of Events IV. Background Kosovo's Romani Communities …