"Space for Civil Society in Natural Resource Struggles"
All across the world, civil society is under pressure. In a growing number of countries, civil society has less room to maneuver: repressive measures against NGOs, community based organizations or environmental and human rights activists are widespread and get ever more sophisticated. Based upon research in – India, Mexico, South Africa and Philippines – the study “Tricky Business: Space for Civil Society in Natural Resource Struggles”, prepared jointly by ECCHR and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, uncovers patterns and dynamics of shrinking civic spaces in the natural resource arena. The authors of the study Carolijn Terwindt and Christian Schliemann will present and discuss the findings with renown human rights lawyer Kranti L.C. (executive director of the Human Rights Law Network) from India.
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