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5 juli 2023

Dual interview with Mr Brandon Abdinor and Ms Thobeka Gumede, lawyers at the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) in South Africa: “It is sometimes easier to engage with communities who are already impacted and that is so unfortunate”

Brandon Abdinor became aware of the dependency of the world civilization on fossil fuels at a young age and is now a passionate climate advocacy lawyer. Thobeka Gumede initially chose environmental law out of curiosity, as it was the least

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3 mei 2023

Att. Marco Emanuel Chung Ramos: “It is not just the protection of the environment; it is a protection of what is ours and of who we are”

Peru

Illustration: Joost Hölscher Marco Emanuel Chung Ramos is a lawyer specialising in human rights and criminal law who – on top of that – has made a career out of his environmental activism in Peru. Mr. Marco Chung characterises his

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3 april 2023

Interview with att. Olivier Bahemuke Ndoole: “Collaboration with our neighbouring countries Rwanda and Uganda is necessary to protect our common forests and wild animals, but the lack of clear public policies is preventing that”

Democratic Republic of Congo

Illustration: Joost Hölscher Olivier Bahemuke Ndoole is a Congolese environmental and human rights activist and lawyer, living and working in the city of Goma. As executive head of his organisation ‘Alerte Congolaise pour l’Environnement et les Droits de l’Homme’ (ACEDH),

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20 februari 2023

Juan Carlos Flores Solís: “One of our main goals is to ensure the respect for the right to life, the right to self-determination of indigenous people and the right to decide over what happens in their lands”

Mexico

Photo and illustration: M. A. Fernández y J. Marcos & Joost Hölscher Mexico has one of the highest incidence rates of threats and violence committed against human rights defenders, journalists and lawyers in the world. Juan Carlos Flores Solís, in

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13 juni 2022

In Uganda, those who give citizens a voice are the enemy

Taking environmental matters to court, of course. But also standing up for the rights of lawyers and the judiciary, so that they can do their work undisturbed by national governments. According to Ugandan environmental lawyer Dickens Kamugisha, this is the

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