Category Archives: Economic rights

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Economic rights

There’s money in them trees…or is there? Taking a look at the economics of deforestation


Research shows that while deforestation can lead to an initial boom in a country’s GDP, over time, the boom leads to a bust and for the indigenous people whose land was taken over are no better off then before their forests were destroyed.

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November 5, 2014 by Adityarup Chakravorty

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Economic rights

EXTRACTIVE RESERVES: SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING OF RAINFOREST RESOURCES


Imagine you are on a river boat, meandering down the Amazon. The August sky looms dark and grey overhead, the cool river breeze a welcome respite from the vapid humidity. The silver river glides by as the air is shattered by the sonorous cries of howler monkeys. Then, suddenly, you hear it: the sharp, staccato [...]

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August 1, 2014 by Adityarup Chakravorty

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Economic rights

Ecuador and Morocco endure similar effects from Extractive Industries


The similarities between indigenous people and villagers in the mountains of Morocco signal deep-rooted problems within the operations of extractive industries.

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February 3, 2014 by Madeleine Lesser

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Economic rights

A Lithium Crossroad


Will a newly built lithium plant in Bolivia threaten or protect indigenous rights?  A crossroad has arisen in which President Morales may either choose to welcome foreign investment or maintain national privilege over this precious resource.

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April 22, 2013 by Madeleine Lesser