Enemies of the State?

Published: July, 2019

How Governments and Businesses Silence Land and Environmental Defenders

Global Witness’s annual report on the killings of land and environmental defenders documents the many ways defenders are being criminalized, with countless people threatened, arrested or thrown in jail for daring to oppose the governments or companies seeking to profit from their land. Across continents, governments and companies are using countries’ courts and legal systems as instruments of oppression against those who threaten their power and interests.