Marina Dubina talking about the persecution of activists in Belarus at the Aarhus Convention Conference. Belarus has been persecuting environmental activists and should stop this violation of international law. The Seventh Meeting of the Parties…
The space for civil society is furtherly shrinking: Too many states do not respect the environmental democracy principles A substantial number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the International Aarhus Convention on environmental…
"They didn't ask us!" banner in front of the construction site of the plant in Ostrovets, Belarus. Will the defenders of the environment get effective protection from harassment and persecutions? That is one of the main agenda…
More than 200 environmental defenders killed in 2020 According to a report from Global Witness, the year 2020 showed the highest number ever of land and environmental defenders…
Marina Dubina, one of the Ecohome activists repeatedly persecuted Environmental non-governmental sector, belonging to the most active parts of Belarusian civil society for years, is disappearing. Since July, the…
"We support Kruščica!" On Wednesday November 25th, in the early morning, unknown perpetrators stoned the house of one of the brave women of…
Arnika calling for an end to the persecutions The year 2019 showed the highest number of environmental and land defenders killed ever; 212 people worldwide [1]. Although most…
Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light Changing the law in favour of investors, sudden approval of controversial projects, unlawful construction of hydropower plants, illegal logging, or…
Peaceful protest in Brest in March 2020 On April 19, Dmitriy Androsyuk, Alexander Kabanov and Dmitry Bekalyuk were arrested for “feeding pigeons” on Lenin square in Brest…
NGOs call for whistleblower protection during pandemic Access Info Europe today joined leading transparency and anti-corruption organisations in calling on all public authorities to ensure and strengthen…
Brest citizens peacefully protesting The Compliance Committee of international Aarhus Convention (1) is gravely concerned by the new case of persecution of citizens of…
Freedom of speech violations on the rise in Ukraine, RFE/RL warns Freedom of speech in Ukraine deteriorates, informs Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). A recently published report states that '243 cases…
EEB: Environmental information are required but not provided Public authorities are failing to provide citizens with information on environmental matters across the EU, a new report finds. According…
Environmental and river defender attacked violently in Bosnia and Herzegovina Yesterday, a member of a Zeleni Neretva NGO was physically abused in his hometown of Konjic, near Sarajevo. The environmental…
The joy of Kruščica villagers and environmentalists from Banja Luka A massive breakthrough in one of the closely monitored cases of the hydropower plant boom in Bosnia-Herzegovina took place in…
Joy. People believe their fight will be over soon. The inhabitants of the Bosnian village of Kruscica have succeeded with their lawsuits against two planned hydropower plants. The cantonal…
The story of Kruščica had flown across Europe A village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. One year ago, local people stood against the unjustified destruction of nature. On August…
Members of the signatory countries in Geneva 20 years after its adoption, the Aarhus Convention remains a unique mechanism for enforcing people's right to a healthy environment.…
Nikolai Bychko Near Kharkov, Nikolai Bychko was found with a noose around his neck. Because of his previous involvement in public affairs, his…
Erik Solheim, UNEP's Executive Director A persecution of activists protecting the environment and local communities has raised the attention of the United Nations Environment Program.…
The Palace of Nations in Geneva Bridging the growing public mistrust towards politicians and reinforcing the direct influence of people regarding important decisions. Those are goals…
From the Srđ Hill the view over Dubrovnik is marvelous Opposing a controversial golf resort above Dubrovnik might be an environmental initiative. The company 'Razvoj golf' is owned by a…
Rudomakha is one of the civic leaders in Ciscaucasia Andrey Rudomakha, leader of Environmental Watch on North Caucasus (EWNC), was attacked and viciously beaten on December 28. His two…
Activists protests in front of EBRD´s office in Kiev Activists and representatives of local communities have arrived today at the Kiev office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and…
Ecoaction members' silent protest for fair trial Starting on Monday the trial of four eco-activists began at Vinnytsia City court. The defendants are accused of libel and…
Persecuted Belarusian journalist Tatyana Novikova in Budva Governments of 46 countries are seriously concerned over harassment of environmental defenders increasing globally. Budva Declaration from the UNECE Aarhus…
"Stop the persecution", new website urges. A new project launched by non-governmental organizations from the Czech Republic and Belarus (1) aims to fight against dangerously rising…
The police violence in Kruscica investigated by the ombudsmen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, non-governmental organizations call for the attention of international bodies The violent procedure of the special police units directed towards the villagers protesting against the construction of the hydropower plant…
Belarusian activists has been released from detention after a week, but there are still many behind the bars Activists from the Belarusian non-governmental organization EcoHome, Marina Dubina, Xenie Maljukova, and Alena Dubovik have been released from detention after…
Belarusian regime has groundlessly jailed three ecological activists, “Let them go!” Arnika demands Although their meeting took place quietly and with the correct permit, around 50 people were brutally attacked and arrested without…

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