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Europe: Eradicate Ecocide

By Nick Meynen. Last January, 11 citizens launched a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to call for a law of Ecocide in the EU. Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaning house …

The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

by Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

Why so Fast? High-speed train crash questions our need for speed

By Leah Temper. Time is money, the argument goes, so the faster the train moves, the faster the economy grows. When deciding on whether to go forward on an infrastructure project, the …

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 – 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’s 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 Cárdenas* “Conflictos socioambientales y alternativas de la sociedad civil”, presents an excellent overview of socio-environmental conflicts in Mexico. The multidimensional analysis of asymmetrical power relations includes a chapter by Fernanda …

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