land rights



Pipeline protestors met with force by Italian police

Protestors opposing the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline in southern Italy have been met with force by Italian police. Read more

Pipeline protestors met with force by Italian police


Police fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, including persons with disabilities

Although some positive commitments were made regarding freedom of expression, human rights defenders are still facing challenges in Peru and peaceful protests repressed. Read more

Police fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, including persons with disabilities

Activists attacked and arrested while impunity prevails

Harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders continue to be the norm in Honduras. In addition, security forces continue to use excessive force against students protests. Read more

Activists attacked and arrested while impunity prevails


Despite international scrutiny and criticism, Turkmen authorities restrict civic freedoms

The human rights situation in Turkmenistan is of serious concern. In its March 2017 review of the country, the United Nations Human Rights Committee - a key international human rights body – adopted conclusions and recommendations echoing civil society's concerns over the ongoing violations of fundamental freedoms. Read more

Despite international scrutiny and criticism, Turkmen authorities restrict civic freedoms

Authorities harass and intimidate land rights activists

The forced removal of people from their land is currently a pressing human rights issue in Rwanda. The removals have taken place when disputes over ownership of property have arisen. Read more

Authorities harass and intimidate land rights activists

No improvement on civic space: Myanmar shuns international scrutiny

As concerns continue to grow over atrocities perpetrated by security forces Rakhine state, authorities in Myanmar have come under increasing international pressure to allow independent investigators into the conflict zone. Read more

No improvement on civic space: Myanmar shuns international scrutiny