Friends of the Earth organises people’s tribunal on rights, environment


Rita Uwaka, Coordinator, Friends of the Earth Africa, FoEA’s Forest and Biodiversity Programme, and Convener, regional exchange programme on FPIC. PHOTO: Agbonkhese Oboh.

Friends of the Earth Africa, through its Forest & Biodiversity Programme, will hold its first session of the African Peoples Tribunal from November 25 to 27 in Lagos, with five jurors interrogating cases of human rights violations and environmental degradation.

Affected communities and civil society will bring testimonies on cases of human rights violations and environmental degradation connected with monoculture tree plantation expansion from 10 countries across Africa.

According to Rita Uwaka, Coordinator of the African Friends of the Earth Forest and Biodiversity programme, “Aggressive land-grabbing and…



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