Supporting Civil Society under Pressure: Lessons from Natural Resource Exploitation

Carolijn Terwindt, Christian Schliemann-Radbruch

Civil society is under pressure worldwide. This is also true for civil society organisations and activists who are protesting against land grabs and environmental degradation; who are standing up for a just utilization of resources and demanding the right to have a say in the matter.

The paper Supporting Civil Society under Pressure – Lessons from Natural Resource Exploitation  is designed to uncover common patterns and dynamics of restrictions on and coping strategies adopted by civil society actors in the specific context of natural resource exploitation.

The study was authored by Dr. Carolijn Terwindt and Christian Schliemann from the ECCHR's business and human rights department and published by the Heinrich-Böll Stiftung.



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