New instance of clamp down on Russian NGOs causes great concern - December 2013
Current struggle over EU integration in Ukraine critical for minorities, says European rights organization
Minority Rights Group Europe together with the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network is concerned that the Ukrainian government is on the wrong track with the protection of minority rights when it withdraws from European integration processes. According to the international human rights organization, further integration between Ukraine and the European Union (EU) would provide much-needed leverage for minority rights protection in the country. Read more...
MRG deeply concerned about attacks on Ogiek activists in Kenya and calls for immediate investigation of incidents of harassment
MRG condemns the recent attack on a key Ogiek activist and his family after he resisted eviction from his land. He has also been threatened by local police. he activist was involved in a land disagreement with a private individual on 26 January 2014 in Ngongongeri village, Njoro District, Nakuru County. Read more...
Full length documentary from MRG and Hollman Morris: Suárez Gold - Afro-Colombian miners defending their heritage
Afro-Colombians have been carrying out small-scale mining in Colombia’s Cauca region since their ancestors settled there in 1637. Between 2002 and 2010, Colombia’s government gave out 7,500 mining exploration titles to national and foreign companies eager to exploit the country’s precious resources.
In this documentary we hear of the Afro-Colombian community of La Toma’s brave, and sometimes deadly struggle to prevent the invasion of mining companies and defend their ancestral livelihoods at all costs. Watch it in the Minority Voices Newsroom.