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CounterCurrent warns German government against Hermes guarantee for Russian Yamal gas project

The Federal Government of Germany is currently considering an application to insure supplies to the Yamal gas project in the north of the Russian Federation with an export credit guarantee (Hermes guarantee). According to information available, however, the project will

ECAs issue at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Export credit agencies and their human rights due diligence will be an issue at two sessions taking place at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights from 1-3 December 2014 in Geneva: Discussing case studies – Triggering change. ECAs

*Damming Latin Americas` Future* *Siemens faces protests for participating in Belo Monte and Agua Zarca dams*

*When: 28th of January, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.* *Where: Siemens’ annual shareholder meeting, Olympiahalle at Olympiapark, Munich, Germany* */During meeting, the board and shareholders will be challenged to reject bad business for the environment and indigenous populations in Brazil

Heritage before Hydropower: Petition to UNESCO on Ilisu Dam launched

(Zurich, Berlin, Vienna – 14.3.2012) On the occasion of today’s International Day of Action for Rivers an international coalition of environmental and human rights organisations launches a petition to UNESCO to become active in protecting potential World Heritage Sites which are under threat due to the construction of the Ilisu Dam in Turkey. For the first time initiatives from Turkey, Iraq and Iran engage jointly in the protection of their natural and cultural heritage.

Protest against Ilisu dam continues: Villagers from Hasankeyf block Tokapi Palace in Istanbul

Villagers’ protest at Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace draws attention to impending loss of World Heritage in their hometown

Planned Ilisu dam will inundate 12,000-year history including the ancient town of Hasankeyf

Press Release by Doga Dernegi – the Turkish Nature Association

New Report on human rights violations by dams in Turkey

Potsdam, 15.3.2011 – A new report by organisations from Germany and Turkey reveals the huge extent to which Turkish dam policy violates human rights.

New Report on Human Rights Violations by Dams in Turkey

  A press release by CounterCurrent, Doga Dernegi and the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive Potsdam, 15.3.2011 – A new report by organisations from Germany and Turkey reveals the huge extent to which Turkish dam policy violates human rights. The

Belo Monte Dam: President of Brazilian Environmental Protection Agency resigns

14.1.2011 – The conflict over the controversial Belo Monte dam on the Xingu river in Brasil has reached a new culmination point: The president of the Brasilian environmental protection agency IBAMA, Abelardo Bayma Azevedo, resigned in reaction to massive pressure to

Press Release of the Hasankeyf Solidarity Camp

 

Protest Camp in Hasankeyf

October, 15th 2010. From October 11th until next Sunday, October 17th a
protest camp has been set up on the banks of the Tigris river in the
antique town of Hasankeyf in South-Eastern Turkey. Approximately 150
people, mostly from the surrounding region, come to the camp every day.

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