Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday overturned  the government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A number of groups challenged the approval, including several First Nations and two cities, saying that the First Nations were not adequately consulted and that there was no meaningful dialogue about the project. The Federal Court of Appeal [...]

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The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar urged in a report  released Monday the investigation and prosecution of Myanmar’s top military generals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Mission “found patterns of gross human rights violations and abuses committed in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States that ‘undoubtedly amount to the gravest [...]

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The Center for Biological Diversity  filed  a lawsuit on Thursday against the National Marine Fisheries Service that seeks to protect the waters where Southern Resident killer whales live. Previously, the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned for the protection of these waters, and the Fisheries Service has agreed that this was necessary. However, the Fisheries [...]

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UN human rights experts urged  the government of Nicaragua Thursday to stop repressing voices that are critical of the government after “100 days of unrest in which at least 317 people have been killed and 1,830 injured.” The experts stated that “eports indicate that there has been an increase in targeted repression, criminalisation and alleged arbitrary [...]

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UN human rights experts expressed concern  Thursday about the increase in attacks against human rights defenders in Guatemala. The experts reported that 11 human rights defenders in Guatemala were killed between May 9 and July 27, 2018. The killings were “of an unusually violent nature—four suffered fatal cuts by bladed weapons, including cuts to their [...]

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UN experts on freedom of expression on Thursday condemned  US President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media, saying that the attacks are “strategic, designed to undermine confidence in reporting and raise doubts about verifiable facts.” The experts emphasized the importance of the free press, and urged Trump to end these attacks and condemn his administration’s [...]

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