India is among the deadliest countries for defenders of rights related to land, territory, environment, rights NGO Amnesty International said.

This report documents the precarious situation faced by many of the world’s 21 million refugees, the vast majority of which are hosted in low and middle-income countries, while many of the world’s wealthiest nations host the fewest and do the least.

This report documents the hazardous conditions in which artisanal miners, including thousands of children, mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It goes on to trace how this cobalt is used to power mobile phones, laptop computers, and other portable electronic devices.

Saudi Arabia has attracted more low-paid Indian migrants over the last 25 years than any other country in the Gulf region. Every day, close to 1,000 Indian low-wage migrant workers are provided with emigration clearances to travel to Saudi Arabia.

This report published by Amnesty International exposes several serious deficiencies and abuses within the Joint Investigation Visit or JIV process that render it wholly unreliable as a basis for making claims about the cause of oil spills, the volume of oil spilt or the area impacted.

The overwhelming rejection by Dongria Kondh tribals, of a proposal to mine their sacred lands in Niyamgiri Hills is an unprecedented victory for indigenous rights in the face of business interests. Read this press release by Amnesty International.

In this new report Amnesty International draws attention to Vedanta's continuing failure to recognise rights of the communities affected by the company's operations in Orissa & recommends suspension of projects until human rights abuses faced by communities are addressed.

This report highlights deficiencies in the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) undertaken by Vedanta Resources Plc for its proposed bauxite mine in Niyamgiri, Orissa, its alumina refinery in Lanjigarh, Orissa, and the proposed expansion of this refinery. Vedanta Resources Plc is a UK-registered mining company with strong Indian connections.

This new report by Amnesty International documents how an alumina refinery operated by a subsidiary of Britain-based Vedanta Resources in Orissa is causing air and water pollution, that threatens the health of local people and their access to water.

Twenty years ago around half a million people were exposed to toxic chemicals during a catastrophic gas leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. More than 7,000 people died within days. A further 15,000 died in the following years. Around 100,000 people are suffering chronic and debilitating illnesses for which treatment is largely ineffective.

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