Criminalization of Indigenous land defenders

LANDBACK Friends

Just prior to COP26, more than 120 organizations signedthe Call to Action from the Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justicethat states: “We call on all governments to respect the right of freedom of expression and peaceful protest, and to immediately halt the criminalization of land defenders, whose efforts are central to a climate-just world.”

That statement calling for an end to the criminalization of land defenders was echoed byGlobal Witness, Fridays for Futureand others.

The UN Human Rights Council also passed a resolutionin March 2019 that affirms defenders “must be ensured a safe and enabling environment to undertake their work free from hindrance and insecurity, in recognition of their important role in supporting States to fulfil their obligations under the Paris Agreement.”

Third RCMP raid; Canada ignores UN resolution

The RCMP raid on November 18-19 is the third RCMP assault on Wet’suwet’en territory in support…

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