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Defending Indigenous Rights Against Dam Project in Panama

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- 1693 days ago -
Civil society organizations filed an amicus brief last week in Panama's Supreme Court of Justice in support of a challenge by indigenous people to the environmental review of the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam.

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Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:41 am

Frances D (135)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:45 am
Just one more example of the indigenous people been treated with distain.and having their rights denied to them.

TOM T (246)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:54 am
Thank you for Sharing this.... !

Mari 's (1356)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:55 am
Noted ty

Kip Mapes (28)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:22 am
How long does this 'fight' have to go on? Between people that have learned to live with nature, instead of destroy it for a rich mans quartly gain?I am imbarrassed for my race.Leave Them People Alone!!!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:37 am
Noted & posted. Dams are one of the most environmentally destructive things in the world next to open pit mines.

Christeen A (370)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:54 am
Good for them.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:56 am
Good on the indigenous people Hope they win

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:08 am
Hopefully the people will win, after all it is their land. I am so tired of big companies stepping on the little guy and getting away with it, simply because they can buy what they want. People and Animals must come first over these corporations.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 9:46 am
Indigenous people have special protections under international law,” said CIEL senior attorney Alyssa Johl. “And in the case of Barro Blanco, Panama violated international law by ignoring the Ngäbe peoples’ rights to consultation and to free, prior and informed consent, which require states to ensure that indigenous peoples are actively engaged in, and take ownership of, decisions that affect their lives and livelihoods.” The indigenous people are trying to protect their rights which have been violated.
Noted with thanks Cal.

Andrs Yokers (6)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:10 pm
yes, indigenous peoples have rights

Elisa F (235)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:48 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

S J (130)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:49 pm
Noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:51 pm

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 12:35 am

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Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:59 am
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