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27 October 2016 | News | Criminalization of COPINH | Free Honduras | Monitoring transnationals | Resisting neoliberalism | Human rights | Social activists at risk | Week of Mobilization in Geneva | Berta lives on!
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Social movements and organizations of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity delivered on Thursday a letter to the Permanent Mission of Honduras in Geneva, where they demand justice over the murder of environmental and human rights defenders in the Central American country.
The letter also demands protection for the defenders under threat. The Honduran Mission refused to acknowledge receipt of the letter, which was signed by over 100 organizations of the five continents, but it was delivered anyway.
Participants of the Movement of Dam Affected People of Brazil (MAB), Vía Campesina, the World March of Women, Ecologistas en Acción Spain, Jubilee South, the Transnational Institute of The Netherlands, Friends of the Earth International, among many other groups, participated in the delivery.
All of them are part of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity, which is exerting pressure this week in Geneva for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
This is taking place in the framework of the second session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council which is setting the bases for the binding treaty. Social movements and organizations are carrying out in parallel in Geneva a Week of Mobilization to pressure in favor of this international instrument.
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