ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases

ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases

Originally posted by The Guardian. 19/09/2016 By John Vidal and Owen Bowcott. Environmental destruction and landgrabs could lead to governments and individuals being prosecuted for crimes against humanity by the international criminal court following a decision to expand its remit. The UN-backed court, which sits in The Hague, has mostly...

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   This report explores the technologies and community research methods which are being used by the Wapichan peoples to assert the full legal title to their ancestral land. The extensive mapping provides powerful resources with which to fight aggressive land-grabbing and extractive...

Territories of Life

Territories of Life

Videos and other toolkits by LifeMosaic. A truly spectacular selection of materials make up this toolkit. A series of videos and leaflets which look at a wide variety of issues which indigenous communities face in relation to their territories. The first video, ‘Landgrabbing’ is already up and the rest will...

‘We will never give our land’. In India millions protest removal of the need for local consent in land acquisition for mining.

‘We will never give our land’. In India millions protest removal of the need for local consent in land acquisition for mining.

Original posted on Yahoo News India. Article and photography by Rohini Mohan   Nirupabai from Barkuta and Lalubai from Vidyanagar protest against mining expansion at the public hearing in Korba, … In the last week of February, the first week of Parliament’s summer session, Delhi was festooned with protest. Men in...

Philippines – 20 years of mining plunder, pollution and destruction must end.

Philippines – 20 years of mining plunder, pollution and destruction must end.

Original Source bulatlat.com. Article and photos by Dee Ayroso. MANILA — Some 300 protesters belonging to indigenous peoples and environmentalist groups today called for an end to 20 years of liberalized mining under the Mining Act of 1995, which, they said, only resulted to “environmental destruction, pollution and plunder.” Most...