Defending the Defenders: Protecting environmental activists from persecution

11.9.2017 - BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

A rising trend threatening people defending the environment ▪ The need for protection in the Aarhus Convention countries ▪ The Compliance Committee and environmental defenders: Belarusian case ▪ The Compliance Committee: review of progress during the last cycle

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Presentations & Speakers:

Yves Lador, EarthJustice & David Banisar, Article 19:

Environmental Defenders Under Attack, including the UN Rapporteur on human rights defenders

 

Kate Watters, Crude Accountability:

Persecution in non-party states: USA (oil & gas extraction and transport & coal mining)

 

Andrei Ozharovskiy:

Persecution in non-party states: Russian Federation

 

Magdi Toth Nagy, GUTA:

The LAC process: How it proposesto handle the protection of activists

 

Olena Kravchenko, Environmental People Law (UA) & GUTA:

Cases about harassment of environmental defenders in Ukraine

 

Csaba Kiss, Justice & Environment, EMLA (HU):

Defending the defenders in an illiberal democracy inside the EU: The situation in Hungary

 

Vadim Ni, EcoForum of NGOs of Kazakhstan & Sergey Solyanik, Crude Accountability (KZ):

Presentation of the report on harassment of environmental defenders (including the former Soviet Union and the USA)

 

Martin Skalsky, Arnika (CZ):

Stop persecution: new information website

 

Andriy Andrusevych, Society & Environment (UA) / ECO Forum:

Persecution case C/102 (Belarus): Decision of the ACCC and what it means?

 

Pavel Cerny, AC Compliance Committee:

The Belarusian Case: Dealing with anonymous communication and formulating recommendations

 

Tatyana Novikova, coordinator of anti-nuclear campaign (BY):

Persecution of the antinuclear activists in Belarus: Facts, interpretations and consequences. How ACCC case could affect further state policy on persecution

Sergei Magonov, Ecohome (BY) & GUTA:

Belarus, Aarhus Convention incompliance case and the state policy

Final Panel: The Compliance Committee: review of progress during the last cycle

Organised by EarthJustice and the ECO Forum Legal Focal Points

video recordings of each panel to be added soon!

 

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