Global Witness | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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United Kingdom
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Global Witness exposes the hidden links between demand for natural resources, corruption, armed conflict and environmental destruction

Mission

Many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system.  Global Witness is campaigning to end this. We carry out hard-hitting investigations, expose these abuses, and campaign for change.  We are independent, not-for-profit, and work with partners around the world in our fight for justice.

Vision

We want a better world -- where corruption is challenged and accountability prevails, all can thrive within the planet’s boundaries, and governments act in the public interest.

For two decades we’ve been campaigning for full transparency in the mining, logging, oil and gas sectors, so that citizens who own those resources can benefit fairly from them, now and in future.

We believe that the only way to protect peoples’ rights to land, livelihoods and a fair share of their national wealth is to demand total transparency in the resources sector, sustainable and equitable resources management, and stopping the international financial system from propping up resource-related corruption.

Global Witness Resources

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Reports & Research
July 2019
Global

Más de tres personas fueron asesinadas cada semana durante 2018, e innumerables más fueron criminalizadas por defender su territorio y nuestro medio ambiente.

 

Reports & Research
July 2018
Global

El mundo es más peligroso que nunca para las personas defensoras de la tierra y del medio ambiente, y la agroindustria es el sector más vinculado a los asesinatos.

Reports & Research
July 2018
Global

This report, and our campaign, is dedicated to all those individuals, communities and organisations that are bravely taking a stand to defend human rights, their land, and our environment.

207 of them were murdered last year for doing just that. On these pages we remember their names, and celebrate their activism.

Reports & Research
July 2017
Africa

Covers global panorama, where the situation has worsened, the context for killings, moving forward. At least 200 land and environmental defenders were killed in 2016, the highest on record, spread across 24 countries. Cites their names. With many killings unreported, and even less investigated, likely that the true number is actually far higher.

Defenders of the Earth cover image
Reports & Research
July 2017
Global

2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries.

Reports & Research
November 2016
Africa

Section I provides an overview of large-scale land deals. It assesses the trend at a global level and examines structural obstacles faced by efforts to regulate such deals.

Reports & Research
November 2016
Global

A surge in land grabbing over the past decade has seen millions of people displaced from their homes and farmland, often violently, and pushed deeper into poverty. As demand for food, fuel and commodities increases pressure on land, companies are all too often striking deals with corrupt state officials without the consent of the people who live on it.

Reports & Research
June 2016
Global

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders – people struggling to protect their land, forests and rivers

Reports & Research
June 2016
Global

El año 2015 fue el peor de la historia en lo que respecta al asesinato de defensores de la tierra y el medio ambiente, personas que luchaban por proteger su tierra, sus bosques y sus ríos mediante acciones
pacíficas, a pesar de las crecientes adversidades.

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