#JustTransition Why We Must Continue to Demand Justice For the Survivors of the Attapeu Dam Collapse
#ClimateJustice #JustTransition 🌍⚖️ Why we must continue to demand justice for the survivors of the Attapeu dam collapse!!
❗️ For communities in the Attapeu province of Southern Laos, the 2018 Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam collapse is still fresh in their memory. The disaster destroyed entire villages, and more than 7,000 people were displaced, with at least 71 people dead or missing. However, the Lao government and companies behind the project have done little to address the situation, leaving survivors in a never-ending crisis.
📂 Because efforts to repair the damage during the past years have been far from enough, Manushya Foundation submitted a follow-up complaint to relevant human rights experts at the UN (United Nations) in February. In this UN complaint, we highlighted the numerous human rights violations of the Attapeu communities, as well as how a lack of attention from the Government has had a serious impact on their lives.
📌 Last week, we officially published the complaint to remember four years after the collapse and to remind those responsible that justice needs to be delivered. Attapeu is not the first to experience a catastrophe of this kind and, without accountability, it certainly would not be the last.
✊🏼 Manushya Foundation stands in solidarity with the affected communities in their pursuit of justice and rights to reparations. “We will always stand by the survivors and affected communities who lost their livelihoods in the Lao dam collapse until their demands are met, full restoration of their livelihoods guaranteed, and justice is given,” said Emilie Palamy Pradichit, Manushya Foundation's Founder and Executive Director.
✊🏼 The Lao government must bring about a Just, Inclusive, Green, and Feminist Transition, put marginalized communities at the center, and ensure that corporates - the real culprits of the climate crisis - take responsibility!
#WeAreManushyan ♾ Equal Human Beings
Read the full follow-up UN complaint 🔗 https://bit.ly/3oyAYKe
Read the News Release publishing the UN complaint 🔗 https://bit.ly/3Sn7HzD
While you're here...
➡️ Find out more about Manushya Foundation’s previous work on the Attapeu dam collapse and our campaign to #FreeMuay from jail:
News release: Laos must undertake transparent and independent investigation to ensure effective remedies for the victims of the am collapse – and Thailand should also bear responsibility, 20 August 2018;
Statement of the Thai Business & Human Rights Network on the Lao Dam Collapse, 20 August 2018;
Manushya Foundation's Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on the situation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), March 2019;
Joint Submission with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Lao PDR Third UPR Cycle, 21 July 2019;
Joint Statement: One year after Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse, civil society from Korea and the Mekong call for immediate accountability and redress, 23 July 2019;
Manushya’s Foundation UPR Factsheet to inform Lao PDR’s Third UPR: Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Lao PDR - Legal Framework, Challenges, Case Studies & Community-led UPR Recommendations, January 2020.
#Freemuay from jail in Laos: Campaign to Free Lao woman human rights defender Ms. Houayheuang Xayabouly (Muay) and stop the human rights violations against her.