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Session: 161 Period of Sessions; Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

      Situation of Environmental Rights Defenders in the Americas
Participants: Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH), EarthRights International (ERI) , Acción Ecológica , Fondo de Acción Urgente, Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Sociales y Ambientales, Oilwatch, Red de Mujeres Saramanta Warmikuna, Arturo Escobar, Joan Martínez Alier, Naomi Klein
Countries: Regional
Topics: Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights Defenders, Environment
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Session: 161 Period of Sessions; Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

      Impact of Executive Orders on Human Rights in the United States (Ex-officio)
Participants: American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program - Harvard University, Hope Border Institution, International Indian Treaty Council, International Human Rights Clinic - University of Washington, Northwest Detention Center Resistance, Latino Advocacy, Not1more Deportation, Detention Watch Network
Countries: United States
Topics: Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Rights of Migrants and their Families, Access to Justice, Judicial Guarantees, Environment
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Session: 161 Period of Sessions; Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

      Reports of Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders who Oppose Hydroelectric Projects in Guatemala
Participants: State of Guatemala, Unidad de Protección de Defensores y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA), Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA), Asamblea Departamental de Huehuetenango en Defensa de los Recursos Naturales Renovables y no Renovables (ADH) , Protection International (PI), Plataforma Internacional Contra la Impunidad, Asociación de Abogados y Notarios Mayas de Guatemala, Nim Ajpu (ANMAG) , Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (CIEDH), Acompañamiento de Austria (ADA), Consejo del Pueblo Maya (CPO), Consejo Mam, Guatemala Human Rights Commission, USA (GHRC), Guatemala Solidarity Network, Microregión de Ixquisis, San Mateo Ixtatán, The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, PAYXAIL YAJAW KONOB (Gobierno Ancestral Plurinacional) AKATEKA, CHUJ, POPTI’, Q’ANJOB’AL, Proyecto Acompañamiento Quebec Guatemala Montréal, Canadá, Resistencia Río Dolores
Countries: Guatemala
Topics: Human Rights Defenders, Environment
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Session: 161 Period of Sessions; Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

      Right of Access to Information and Transparency in Environmental Management, Licensing, Monitoring, and Oversight of Extractive Activities in the Americas
Participants: Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Capitulo Nacional de Transparency Internacional (EyT), Movimiento Salvemos a Santo Domingo de Nicaragua, Fundación Justicia y Transparencia (FJT),, Observatorio de Políticas Públicas de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Espacio Nacional para la Transparencia en las Industrias Extractivas (ENTRE)
Countries: Regional
Topics: Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Right to Freedom of Expression, Environment
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Session: 161 Period of Sessions; Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

      Situation of Environmental Rights Defenders in Panama
Participants: State of Panama, Alianza para la Conservación y el Desarrollo (ACD) , Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns/, Sisters of Mercy’s Institute Justice Team
Countries: Panama
Topics: Human Rights Defenders, Environment
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Session: 156 Period of Sessions; Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

      Situation of Defenders of Women’s Rights and the Environment in America
Participants: Asociación para los derechos de la Mujer (AWID), Coordinadora Nacional de Organizaciones de Mujeres Trabajadoras Rurales e Indígenas (CONAMURI), Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (IM Defensoras), Acción Ecológica , Fondo de Acción Urgente de América Latina y el Caribe (FAU-AL), Fondo de Mujeres del Sur, Fondo Alquimia, Chile, Unión Latinoamericana de Mujeres (Red ULAM), Madres de Ituzaingó – Línea Fundadora, Argentina, Mujeres defensoras del Río Pilmaiken, Chile
Countries: Regional
Topics: Rights of Women, Human Rights Defenders, Environment
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Session: 156 Period of Sessions; Date: Monday, October 19, 2015

      Situation of Defenders of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and of the Environment in Ecuador
Participants: State of Ecuador, EarthRights International (ERI) , Acción Ecológica
Countries: Ecuador
Topics: Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights Defenders, Environment
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      Human Rights Situation of Defenders of the Environment in the Context of Extractive Industries in America
Participants: Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos (CMDPDH), Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan, Comisión Colombiana de Juristas (CCJ), Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR), Conectas Direitos Humanos, Centro Nicaragüense de Derechos Humanos (CENIDH), Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH), Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH), Justiça Global, Unidad de Protección de Defensores y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA), Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH), Comisión Ecuménica de Derechos Humanos (CEDHU), Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA), Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA), Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN), Robert F. Kennedy, Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center), Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal (DPLF), Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Sociedad (IIDS), Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres de Chihuahua , Amazon Watch , Asociadas por lo Justo (JASS) , Justiça nos Trilhos , Peace Brigades International , Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (IM Defensoras), Laboratorio de Paz, Asamblea de los Pueblos del Sur, Asamblea de los Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo de Tehuantepec en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio (APIITDTT), Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Comunidad de Derechos Humanos Bolivia, Fondo de Acción Urgente de América Latina y el Caribe (FAU-AL), Forum Suape, Global Witness, Internacional Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Movilización de Mujeres Afrodescendientes del Norte del Cauca por el Cuidado de la Vida en los Territorios Ancestrales, Plataforma Internacional Contra la Impunidad, Terra Mater, Unión Nacional de Instituciones para el Trabajo de Acción Social (UNITAS), Proyecto de Derechos Económicos Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC)
Countries: Regional
Topics: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Environment
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Session: 154 Period of Sessions; Date: Friday, March 20, 2015

      The Right to Property and the Right to a Healthy Environment of Indigenous Peoples in Bocas del Toro, Panama
Participants: State of Panama, Alianza para la Conservación y el Desarrollo (ACD) , Movimiento por la Defensa de los Territorios y Ecosistemas de Bocas del Toro (MODETEAB) , Centro de Desarrollo y Asistencia Técnica Ngobe (CEDETENG)
Countries: Panama
Topics: Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Environment
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Session: 150 Period of Sessions; Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

      Situation of the Right to Freedom of Association and Environmental Defenders in Ecuador
Participants: Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), State of Ecuador, Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), Fundación Regional de Asesoría en Derechos Humanos (INREDH), Grupo de Afectados por la disolución de Fundación Pachamama
Countries: Ecuador
Topics: Environment

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Session: 146 Period of Sessions; Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012

      Human Rights of People Affected by Metal Mining in El Salvador
Participants: State of El Salvador, Procuraduría para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos de El Salvador
Countries: El Salvador
Topics: Environment

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Session: 146 Period of Sessions; Date: Friday, November 2, 2012

      Situation of Human Rights Defenders and Defenders of the Environment in Ecuador
Participants: State of Ecuador, Fundación Pachamama, Instituto Regional de Derechos Humanos (INREDH), Fundación Centro Lianas
Countries: Ecuador
Topics: Human Rights Defenders, Environment

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Session: 143 Period of Sessions; Date: Friday, October 28, 2011

      Environment and Human Rights in El Salvador
Participants: State of El Salvador, Procurador para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos de El Salvador
Countries: El Salvador
Topics: Environment

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Session: 143 Period of Sessions; Date: Monday, October 24, 2011

      Situation of the Inhabitants and Human Rights Defenders of Las Granadillas Mountain, Guatemala
Participants: State of Guatemala, Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM), Iglesia Luterana de Guatemala (ILUGUA)
Countries: Guatemala
Topics: Human Rights Defenders, Environment

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      Human Rights Violations in the Context of Natural Resource Concessions in Honduras
Participants: State of Honduras, Asociación de Jueces por la Democracia (AJD), Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación de la Compañía de Jesús (ERIC), Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia (MADJ), Foro de Mujeres por la Vida
Countries: Honduras
Topics: Environment

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