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Escazú Agreement Set to Bring Environmental Justice Down to Earth

The Escazú Agreement enters into force on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, four years after its adoption, kicking off a new phase of regional grassroots campaigns. The challenge: to obtain government protection for land defenders and environmental activists in Latin America. This could be the toughest and most crucial phase yet.

The Escazú Agreement is the first treaty in the world to contain specific provisions on human rights defenders in environmental matters.
Counter Punch
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