A Dangerous Business

Conference report October 2011

When subsistence farming and indigenous communities around the world find their human rights threatened by the interests of large-scale extractive, agribusiness and infrastructure projects, it is often human rights defenders (HRDs) who work to ensure their communities’ rights are protected. They often pay a high price for taking such a stand, falling victim to repressive tactics by state and non-state actors designed to silence dissent and advance business ventures.

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