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Act Questions Sovereignty of Australian Government

According to Article 7 of the 1875 Pacific Islander’s Act, Australian Governments have no sovereignty over the country. The act, drawn up under the authority of Queen Victoria, has been used by Aboriginal activist and lawyer-in-training Michael Anderson, as well … Continue reading

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Construction of Belo Monte Dam declared illegal

Federal Brazilian Judge, Selene Maria de Almeida, has ruled that the 2005 decree that authorised the building of the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil is illegal. The decision was taken on the basis of an alleged lack of consultation between … Continue reading

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French Government Seize Supercar Assets

Eleven supercars belonging to the President of Equatorial Guinea were seized by the French Government following a 2010 Supreme Court ruling allowing investigations into the acquisition of luxury assets by three African heads of state.  Transparency International France and SHERPA … Continue reading

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Chevron Loses Appeal Against Ecuador Pollution Fine

An appeal court in New York has lifted an injunction that prevented the implementation of an Ecuadorian court’s $18.2 billion judgment against the U.S. energy company Chevron. The oil giant had secured the injunction from a New York federal judge … Continue reading

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Borneo Tribe Loses Land Case

The Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia dismissed an appeal by communities protesting that their constitutional rights had been violated when they were displaced to make way for development of the Bakun hydroelectric dam. Members of the displaced communities received … Continue reading

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Common Ground Initiative Grant 2011

Protimos is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a substantial three year grant by Comic Relief’s, “Common Ground Initiative”. This grant will enable us to strengthen and expand our monitoring, evaluation and communications systems. Over the next three … Continue reading

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Endorois Community Case

The African Union has approved a decision by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) holding the Kenyan government guilty of violating the rights of the indigenous Endorois community by evicting them from their land to make way … Continue reading

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Indian Government’s Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) seeks permanent statutory suspension of Nirma’s cement plant project

A major cement plant proposed for the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat is facing strong resistance from the MOEF, who argue that the proposal is a major threat to the Samadhiyala Bandhara reservoir which is ‘critically important to the local economy’ … Continue reading

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African Heads of State in French Corruption Trial

In a corruption case, the criminal chamber of the Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) called for an investigation into how luxury assets (properties and cars, as well as bank accounts) were acquired in France by three foreign heads of state.

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Comic Relief Grant

Protimos was awarded a substantial three year grant by Comic Relief’s, “People in Urban Slums Programme” in September 2010.  This grant has enabled us to strengthen and expand the Seinoli Project, in Lesotho.  This project is now beginning to obtain … Continue reading

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