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This action guide is a round-up of information and resources made by and for grassroots organizations and international solidarity activists about the struggle for environmental justice.

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Organization logo: Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) works to ensure that constitutional human rights and fundamental freedoms are well protected through human rights advocacy; counseling; monitoring; conducting researches in to the country’s human rights situations; investigating into and addressing human rights violations ; as well as paying particular attention to vulnerable groups.  

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Organization logo: United Nations Mission Assistance in Somalia (UNSOM)

UNSOM monitosr, helps investigate and report to the Council on, and helps prevent any abuses or violations of human rights or violations of international humanitarian law committed by all actors in Somalia. The mandate envisions the deployment of human rights observers for these purposes.

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Organization logo: Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COI Eritrea)

The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea was established by the UN Office of the High Commissioner to investigate violations of international human rights law, as outlined in the reports of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea.

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The Civic Charter provides a global framework for people’s participation in shaping their societies. The two-page document, which people and organisations can sign on to and use as a basis for joint action, articulates a common set of civic and political rights. Based on universally accepted human rights, freedoms and principles, the Civic Charter serves as a reference point for people claiming their rights. It can be used as a tool for awareness-raising, advocacy and campaigning.

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This OXFAM document provides basic information about the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) according to Article 10 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This resource also outlines comprehensive steps on how to use FPIC to protect the rights of indigenous peoples against harmful development projects such as dams, mines, and logging.

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