Author: Jennifer Borland

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exacerbating Attacks On Indigenous Territories 

On Monday 18 May, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, José Francisco Cali Tzay, claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic is not just posing a health threat to indigenous communities, but it is also exacerbating existing threats to their territories and resources. The report calls upon governments worldwide to block the escalating attack on indigenous lands.  Cali Tzay, himself an indigenous Mayan

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Human Rights Activist Detained And Tortured Upon Return To Egypt

On Friday, 7 February, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) researcher Patrick George Zaki was detained at Cairo airport on his return home from Bologna, Italy, where he was studying for a postgraduate degree in Gender and Human Rights. EIPR, one of Egypt’s leading human rights organizations, reported that Zaki

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