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Illegally Mining Human Rights for Gold

Even though the price of gold has now reached its lowest level in the last five years, gold price increased steadily between 2000 and 2012. This increase produced a worldwide growth in mining activities, including illegal gold mining, which has become an unleashed monster for human rights.

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Artículo de Litigio

Intervention in the Case of Belo Monte

The Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (DEJUSTICIA), the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), The Yudjá Mïratu da Volta Grande do Xingu Indigenous Association (AYMÏX) and the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) presented before the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil written memo that shows the illegality of the Congressional permit for the Belo Monte dam.

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The Guardianship Reform: Adjust or dismantle?

This article debates the three large controversies stirred up by the guardianship reform. (1) It asks in what measure guardianship has been a factor of congestion and what to do with the possible congestion that it has caused. (2) It asks in what way legal action has caused legal insecurity and has affected the court. (3) Finally it asks whether or not reform is necessary for maintaining guardianship for social rights. The article analyzes these three points and tries to review the situation and the terms of debate in respect to each issue in order to offer perspectives about a solution.

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