07 December 2023 NPWJ News Digest on Environmental Justice & Human Rights


Ex-Peruvian President Fujimori is freed from prison on humanitarian grounds
Politico, 06 Dec 2023

Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori was released from prison Wednesday on humanitarian grounds, despite a request from a regional human rights court to delay his release.

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The UK plans to ignore part of its human rights law to revive a Rwanda asylum plan
AP News, 06 Dec 2023

The U.K. government triggered criticism from opponents and division inside the governing Conservatives on Wednesday with a bill that will let it ignore a part of the country’s human rights law in order to send asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda.

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COP28 is about action, not politics and point scoring, says UN climate chief
UN News, 06 Dec 2023

Mr. Stiell’s strong message to government negotiators comes as the latest UN climate conference, running in the UAE’s main city, Dubai, since last Thursday, reaches the halfway mark with agreement on financing for climate adaptation and the fate of fossil fuels still up in the air.

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First Thing: Earth on the verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points
The Guardian, 06 Dec 2023

Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and economic ruin as planet warms, scientists warn. Plus, why are shopping malls pushing teenagers away?

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Least-studied areas of Brazilian Amazon at high risk from climate change
Mongabay, 06 Dec 2023

In the Brazilian Amazon, between 15 and 18% of the areas most overlooked by research are at high risk of severe climate and land-use changes by 2050, according to a new study.

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El Salvador experiencing 'alarming regression' on human rights -report
Reuters, 05 Dec 2023

El Salvador has seen "an alarming regression" of human rights protections during President Nayib Bukele's government, a trend that has intensified under a sweeping anti-gang crackdown, Amnesty International said in a report published on Tuesday.

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