08 Feb 2024 - NPWJ News Digest on Enviornmental Justice & Human Rights

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Police fire tear gas as hundreds protest government in Haiti
Reuters, 07 Feb 2024

 Hundreds of Haitians took to the streets on Monday to protest the unelected government of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, whose administration has seen alliances of violent gangs expand control across most of the capital and spread to nearby areas.

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India: “If you speak up, your house will be demolished”: Bulldozer injustice in India
Amnesty International, 07 Feb 2024

The Indian government’s de-facto policy of punitively demolishing Muslim properties for protesting discriminatory laws and practices, is an ongoing phenomenon. This amounts to forced eviction and collective and arbitrary punishment under international law and must be immediately investigated.

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ICC prosecutor wants court to try 'environmental crimes'
France 24, 07 Feb 2024

Karim Khan said chemical attacks or assaults on nuclear plants could come under the existing terms of offences the court is authorised to prosecute: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or crimes of aggression.
 

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Dozens in Jordan targeted by authorities using NSO spyware, report finds
The Guardian, 01 Feb 2024

About three dozen journalists, lawyers and human rights workers in Jordan have been targeted by authorities using powerful spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group amid a broad crackdown on press freedoms and political participation, according to a report by the advocacy group Access Now.

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Chair Cardin Introduces Legislation to Protect Human Rights Defenders Worldwide
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 31 Jan 2024

The legislation will bolster the U.S. Government’s capacity to support human rights defenders in their efforts, including by establishing an interagency framework for doing so that will live beyond any one administration.

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