Report: On Dangerous Ground- record number of environmental defenders killed in 2015

Report: On Dangerous Ground- record number of environmental defenders killed in 2015

  More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. In their new report On Dangerous Ground Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of journalists...

REPORT: ON DANGEROUS GROUND, 3 Environmental Defenders killed every day defending their lands

REPORT: ON DANGEROUS GROUND, 3 Environmental Defenders killed every day defending their lands

More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. In their new report On Dangerous Ground Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of journalists killed...

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders

  • Written on: 21 June 2016
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More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. In their new report On Dangerous Ground, Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of...

Collected Materials: The Persecution and Violation of Earth and Human Rights Defenders

Collected Materials: The Persecution and Violation of Earth and Human Rights Defenders

Around the planet, brave individuals and communities who stand up in defence of life on Earth and human rights are persecuted, intimidated and even killed. At a time when it has never been more important to protect the planet, it has never been more deadly. In 2014 alone, 116 Earth...

War and the Militarisation of Mining in Eastern Congo

Global Witness — War and the Militarisation of Mining in Eastern Congo

This report, published by Global Witness, explores how mining areas in Eastern DRC are controlled by the rebels and national army, who exploit locals to ensure access to Cassiterite, coltan and gold. It details how foreign companies are fueling the conflict by having almost no provisions in place to stop ‘conflict minerals’ entering the supply chain, undermining...