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EU: To End Deforestation, Protect Land Rights

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Brazilian Indigenous leaders protest against the destruction of the Amazon forest, outside the European Commission headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium, November 5, 2019.  © 2019 REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (Brussels) – The European Union’s landmark anti-deforestation law should require businesses to respect traditional communities’ rights over their territories or risk failing to deliver on its objectives, more than 191 Indigenous, environmental, and human rights organizations from 62 countries said today in an open letter to EU policymakers. These communities’ territories…

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