Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on land governance and human rights in Sierra Leone and internally are concerned over the excessive use of force by state security since Monday 21st, January, 2019 in Malen chiefdom, Pujehun district.
January 23, 2019
In Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en: Canada Must Respect the Land Rights and Cease the Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples
In July 2015, while speaking to the Assembly of First Nations, soon-to-be-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged that if elected, he would usher in a new...
January 10, 2019
As Brazil prepares to inaugurate Jair Bolsonaro as president, we the undersigned organizations wish to voice our deep concern regarding positions held by the president-elect that represent a serious threat to democracy, human rights and the environment. We also wish to reaffirm our support...
December 31, 2018
We are in receipt of your letter to the Oakland Institute dated September 26, 2018 regarding the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and its relationship with Green Resources. We are writing to publicly respond to several troubling comments that it contained.
October 25, 2018
As Horrific Abuses & Sexual Violence against Men Continue, it is Time to End the Impunity of the Sri Lankan Security Forces
As Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena prepares to address the United Nations General Assembly next week, a new report by...
September 19, 2018
Concern: Introduction letter and first recommendations for a constructive process to solve the land conflict in Malen Chiefdom
Honourable Vice-President, Greetings from Green Scenery, a national CSO, FIAN Belgium, part of FIAN international, the human rights organisation advocating for the right to adequate food, with consultative status to the United Nations, Oakland Institute a world renowned Global Policy...
August 28, 2018
Repression Intensifies against Maasai Villagers in Tanzania as They Seek Justice Against Decades of Human Rights Abuses at the East African Court of Justice
On the afternoon of June 29, 2018, 12 Maasai from Ololosokwan village were attacked by soldiers from the Tanzania People’s Defence Force. The victims ranged in age from five to 33, including six boys under the age of 14. Three were treated in a local hospital. According to witnesses, the...
July 5, 2018
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council Must Ditch Biofuel Plans and Abandon the Myth of 'Carbon Neutral' Growth
From 11th to 29th June 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council will be meeting in Montreal. High up on the agenda are proposed rules for a Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA is based on the false assumption that carbon...
June 11, 2018
An Open Letter to the Tanzanian Government with Regard to its Response to the Oakland Institute’s Report, Losing the Serengeti
President John Magufuli SLP 9120 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Re: An Open Letter to the Tanzanian government with regard to its response to the Oakland Institute’s report, Losing the Serengeti Dear President Magufuli, On May 10, 2018, the...
June 6, 2018
The Oakland Institute applauds the passage of House Resolution 128, Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), the bill was co-sponsored by at least 108 members of Congress.
April 10, 2018