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Protecting those who defend the environment is a matter of human rights

On World Environment Day, we urge governments to address the growing threat to activists and indigenous people by bringing those who harm them to justice..

The enjoyment of a vast range of human rights, including rights to life, health, food, water, and housing, depend on a healthy and sustainable environment.

Today, on World Environment Day, let us remember that those who work to protect the environment are not only environmentalists – they are human rights defenders. And they are increasingly at risk…

Source: Protecting those who defend the environment is a matter of human rights | John H Knox, Michel Forst and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | Global development | The Guardian

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