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Violations of community rights by legitimate governments is at the heart of calls by the coalition and international NGOs [non-governmental organisations] such as Human Rights Watch, Global Witness, Impact (formerly Partnership Africa Canada) and Amnesty International to widen the definition of 'conflict ...
Mrs Cecilia Senoo, Executive Director of Hope for Future Generation (HFFG) made this known at the ongoing five-day Anglophone Africa Community Rights and Gender Meeting in Accra. It being co-hosted by HFFG and the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisation (EANNASO) both ...

Bhubaneswar: Tribal people in the State are able to make their lives better for the Community rights under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) by managing forest resources sustainably. This was stated during a one-day workshop on Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 and recogniton of community forest rights here.
She worked for years, unsuccessfully, to get Lane Electric Coop and then Lane County to adopt rational Integrated Vegetation Management policies. She made the connections between wildlife, biodiversity, rights of nature and human Community Rights, and became the chief petitioner for the campaign to ...
Doing that would have meant giving up his community's rights and title. Hansen said he refused to implement it. “The treaty has not come into force,” he said. So he went with Kinder Morgan. “I was in a financial place where I had to accept (the Kinder Morgan) money,” said Hansen on Nation to Nation that ...
Those policies can favor individual property rights, community rights of Routt County residents, or "greater good" rights influencing the Yampa River Basin, the State of Colorado, the Colorado River and beyond, now and for generations to come. Which is favored, what is the balance and who decides?

A screening of Robin Wall Kimmerer's documentary, “We the People: Expanding Our Circle of Citizenship”, will take place Thursday, May 10 at San Juan Island Grange Hall on First Street in Friday Harbor. It will be followed by a lively discussion about Community Rights and the Rights of Nature with Jessica Simone of ...
Michelle Holman's activism began many years ago at the University of Oregon during the Vietnam War. Today she is founder of Community Rights Lane County, a nonprofit group that's focused on social justice and the environment. The group has urged lawmakers to ban the aerial spraying of herbicides in ...
We must become activists and support petitions to stop the harm, save our health and protect the environment for future generations. We need to get educated: Watch We The People 2.0 at 6:30 p.m. today at Farr Library, 1939 61st Ave. in Greeley. We must take action: Support community rights or sign the ...
The community forest resource (CFR) rights provision of the Act empowers forest-dwelling tribal communities to protect and manage forests. Community rights have been recognised in less than 3% of forests so far, says Community Forest Rights—Learning and Advocacy Group, a coalition of organisations.
"But in this case the court launched an investigation to see if the authority had allowed villagers to participate in the decision-making process regarding the permits, to see if there was any violation of their community rights. "The court recognised the conflict in the community [and acted correctly]. "This will set ...
Your support of the N.H. Community Rights Amendment CACR19 may not line the pockets of powerful corporations. But the rewards will come in the form of healthier children, abundant natural resources and the kind of communities that attract business and tourists to beautiful New Hampshire.
They say it's the first community rights constitutional amendment to reach a state legislature. "If we've learned anything from prior people's movements, it's that fundamental change comes from persistent, unrelenting pressure," Sanborn says. The legislature isn't their only option to push the proposal in New ...
Colita community's rights have been violated. I think you will remember that no person who lives in South African should feel unsafe and that is exactly what the acts of this criminal have done to all those who are victims. 8 mins ago. In response to the letter entitled Human rights violation in Colita – justice system has failed ...
Michelle Sanborn, the president and coordinator of the New Hampshire Community Rights Network who also represents the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, holds a copy of the New Hampshire Constitution, which forms the basis for rights-based ordinances. Sanborn, a resident of ...
The groups pushing for the ban, including Community Rights Lane County and the Lane County Freedom From Aerial Herbicides Alliance, plan to appeal Rasmussen's ruling to the Oregon Court of Appeals. “The chief petitioners will appeal the decision they see as an illogical, possibly unconstitutional ...
Even though the 2017 Constitution has weakened these rights, people still had an awareness of their community rights and knowledge that legal rights could be invoked to guarantee their participation in planning, survey and decision-making. The 2,200-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Thepa district in ...

Sharing these sentiments is Ellen Read, NH Representative of Rockingham District 17 and the proposer of CACR 19, which goes to floor debate this coming week: “I truly hope my colleagues join me in supporting the Community Rights Amendment because it means doing exactly what we came to Concord ...
JAMMU: To further strengthen the Yuva Rajput Sabha (YRS) and extend Legal Aid to the needy, Rajveer Singh, President of the Sabha, on Wednesday constituted its Legal Cell for State. Rohan Singh was nominated as President of Legal Cell, Arvind Jalmeria and Lakhan Partap Singh-Vice Presidents, ...
Community rights recognize the power of local communities to strengthen and expand rights protected by state and federal government. For us in Lafayette and Boulder County, that means strengthening and expanding our right to protect the environment, our community, our families and our lives. It's the ...
The public is invited to attend three community meetings about the impacts of and potential alternatives to aerial spraying practices in the Sky Valley. The series is being hosted by the Snohomish County Community Rights group that formed last year to “address a growing concern for massive toxic pesticide ...
But five months later, members of Freedom from Aerial Herbicides Alliance and Community Rights Lane County are locked in a legal battle against the very people to whom they expressed gratitude. This came after the county clerk decided the measure violated state law. With their aerial spray ban held up ...
This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups. Community right to bid. The community right to bid allows community groups to apply to register assets of "community value" with the local authority.
Sharing these sentiments is Ellen Read, N.H. representative of Rockingham District 17 and the proposer of CACR19, which goes to floor debate this coming week: “I truly hope my colleagues join me in supporting the Community Rights Amendment because it means doing exactly what we came to Concord ...
There is a community rights movement in New Hampshire and across the Nation for cities and towns to act to protect their health, safety, and welfare through local ordinances. This is the right thing for EVERY town to do! Nottingham passed a Rights Based Ordinance in 2008 to ban commercial water ...
... some of the most painful daily experiences of the mining affected communities – the forced resettlements without adequate compensation (if any), mostly accompanied by human rights violations and the ignorance of the communities' rights to agree or disagree with such. This as the court found this week, ...
Leading Jewish and Muslim figures in Iceland have spoken out about their communities' rights to perform circumcision amid a proposed draft law to ban the practice perceived as a violation of human rights, the Times of Israel reported on Monday. Iceland's first permanent rabbi since World War Two, Rabbi ...
On Feb. 6 the N.H. Community Rights Amendment, CACR 19, inspired so many supportive citizen testimonies that its House Municipal & County Government committee hearing ran 90 minutes rather than the scheduled 30. The following week, CACR 19 left its subcommittee with a 3-2 bi-partisan vote ...
Community rights recognize the power of local communities to strengthen and expand rights protected by state and federal government. For us in Lafayette and Boulder County, that means strengthening and expanding our right to protect the environment, our community, our families and our lives. It's the ...
But five months later, members of Freedom from Aerial Herbicides Alliance and Community Rights Lane County are locked in a legal battle against the very people to whom they expressed gratitude. This came after the county clerk decided the measure violated state law. With their aerial spray ban held up ...
This pervasive language of community rights legitimises patriarchy and its pillars like khap panchayats and unjust personal laws. But there is hope that individuals can withstand and even shape society by embracing modernity. Look no further than Ankit Saxena's family in Delhi, demanding justice for the ...
This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups. Community right to bid. The community right to bid allows community groups to apply to register assets of "community value" with the local authority.
On Sept. 29, Rob Dickinson stood outside the Lane County Elections Office in downtown Eugene, feeling triumphant. “We're celebrating a major accomplishment,” Dickinson, a steering committee member with Community Rights Lane County, said through a loudspeaker to about 30 people who had helped ...
This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups. Community right to bid. The community right to bid allows community groups to apply to register assets of "community value" with the local authority.
Instead of fighting each and every corporate assault—on people or on nature—on a case-by-case basis, the community rights movement, a grassroots network of people who've had it up to here with corporate power, is working on the local, state and federal levels to address the problem at its source.
"One of my motivations is to continue to defend LGBT communities' rights to access health care," Hill says. Hill is also a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University, and he has a history of work as a clinic counselor for Planned Parenthood.
Plymouth residents display a sea of yellow voter cards when they soundly rejected efforts to amend a Community Rights-Based Ordinance during a special town meeting on Wednesday. The ordinance as originally proposed passed by a vote of 132 to 19. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent).
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil said it is aware of the complaint an Indonesian community rights group filed against it at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Switzerland. "This information came to our attention through media reports, and we have yet to hear directly ...
At 4:15 p.m., Paul Cienfuegos, a leader and trainer in the Community Rights movement, will talk about "The Power of the People," followed by a question and answer session. Those wishing to continue the conversation are welcome to join the speaker and event organizers and participants for dinner at the ...
We believe in other communities' rights to have derogatory names removed from official government maps, just as we believe in our own. Today, the swastika is overwhelmingly used as a symbol of hatred and evil. And that's why we will not rest until the name of Swastika Trail is changed. The truth is that ...
We believe in other communities' rights to have derogatory names removed from official government maps, just as we believe in our own. Today, the swastika is overwhelmingly used as a symbol of hatred and evil. And that's why we will not rest until the name of Swastika Trail is changed. The truth is that ...
Protesters showed up in solidarity to fight for their community rights, demanding funding from the city as they aim to preserve the families and small businesses in Mission street for years. “We're fighting for our survival because the effects of gentrification of big money, big development and incompetent city ...
Bindukhatta is now a forest village, which enjoys only community rights over land carved out of a reserved forest; government may cancel such rights. People of Galjwadi village in Dehradun have also been demanding land ownership rights. People began to settle in Bindukhatta in the 1980s; they do not ...
Berry's role looks more at community rights, and focuses on issues such as business rates. Berry became an MP in 2010 and was appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state at the DCLG on 14 June 2017. *The role was originally titled pubs policy minister, but was changed on 25 January..
An Indonesian community rights group filed a complaint against the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Tuesday (23/01) for failing to address complaints by residents of two West Kalimantan villages. (Photo courtesy of ...
Protecting minority communities' rights is crucial, and people must look after each other like brother and sister”, he said. Mr. Jenča stressed in meetings with Iraqi authorities the importance of women's full and effective participation in decision-making, spanning the entire spectrum of political issues, from ...
The umbrella non-governmental organisations People GO Network started their long march from Thammasart University in Pathumthani to Khon Kaen last Saturday to campaign for the protection of universal health coverage, food security, community rights, and political rights. However, from the very first ...
The citizen group Community Rights Lane County has been urging the board to consider a ban on aerial spraying of pesticides in forests, a practice they say is harmful to human and environmental health. A charter amendment they proposed for the May ballot is currently tied up in court. The community ...
I would like to offer my comments on the discussion that took place at the Ashland Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, Jan.16, regarding a petitioned warrant article for a Community Rights Based Ordinance (CRBO). To start, I would like to say that I agree, every Ashland resident should read the ...
For years, the oil and gas corporations believed that they could stop the community rights movement by suing municipalities to overturn their local laws; but having failed to do so, they're now coming after the lawyers who are helping those communities to stop drilling. In many ways, the industry's filing for ...


 

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