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Rio Tinto accused of environmental and human rights

Apr 18, 2013Rio Tinto accused of environmental and human rights breaches. Native Mongolian herders claimed that a $5bn (3.3bn) expansion of the company's Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in the Gobi desert threatened the fresh water supply of hundreds of nomadic people and the area's unique ecology. Sukhgerel Dugersuren,

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MANUAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Human rights and the environment. 16. vidual rights provided for in these treaties which might be affected by the environment. Hence, it is rather the impact on the individual than the environment that both the Court and the Committee are concerned with.

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Justice in Mining Protecting human rights and the

Justice in Mining Protecting human rights and the environment 30 September 2016 Justice in Mining is a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network that works to protect human rights and the environment, and seeks to ensure mining only occurs where issues of equity and sustainability are addressed.

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Mining industry must improve human rights, environment

Multinational mining firm Anglo American Plc was the strongest performer overall due to its investment in the economies of producing countries, human-rights due diligence and engagement with local communities, the report said.

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Startsida Swedwatch

Environment and human rights risks in mining of ICT minerals. Unsustainable extraction of copper, a mineral frequently used in ICT products, has caused environmental degradation and adverse impacts on human rights in local communities in Zambia, a new Swedwatch report finds.

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Human Rights and the Environment UN Environment

Human Rights and Environment Compendium; The Compendium on human rights and the environment takes stock of the normative and jurisprudential developments in the field of human rights and the environment. It describes international instruments that relate to human rights and the environment, such as multilateral environmental agreements, international human rights treaties, and international

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Mining industry must improve human rights, environment

We also anticipate that the index will raise awareness among companies of what society expects from (them) LONDON, April 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The world's biggest mining companies must improve their human rights record and step up efforts to curb environmental damage, the Responsible Mining Foundation said in its first review of global mining practices.

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Community rights widely abused by cobalt mining in

Apr 18, 2016Community rights widely abused by cobalt mining in Democratic Republic of Congo. Research by SOMO reveals that serious human rights violations and environmental pollution are happening in Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of cobalt mining, including water pollution and forced evictions. SOMO's research shows that these problems are structural.

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IRMA IRMA

50 NGO'S SIGN OPEN LETTER CALLING FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING THROUGH IRMA 50 NGOs including Greenpeace, EarthWorks, Global Witness and others signed an open letter to the World Bank stating that 'where sourcing from mining operations is absolutely necessary, purchasers must insist that those operations adhere to stringent international environmental and human rights best

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HUMAN RIGHTS IMPLICATIONS OF EXTRACTIVE

and People's Rights, when it examined human rights and environmental impact of development projects undertaken within the mining and extractive industry in the SERAC case (see Social and Economic Rights Action Centre (SERAC) and another v.

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British Columbia Mining Linked with Human Rights

Dec 05, 2018The Inter-American Commission, created by the Organization of American States, exists to protect and uphold human rights in the Americas. Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, filed the petition on behalf of SEITC.

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New e-learning course on environmental, social, and human

Mar 01, 2019The joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency UNDP Environmental Governance Programme launched today a free online course on mining governance in collaboration with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).The training course is designed to support government officials and other stakeholders in applying core sustainability concepts, and human-rights

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International Human Rights Courses, Traineeships Jobs

The Human Rights Summer Program is a one-week intensive program for students and young professionals, utilizing Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Poland's dynamic history makes it a unique location to study historic and contemporary human rights issues from the Holocaust to the modern refugee crisis.

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Guatemala Human Rights Commission

"The violence targeted at Indigenous communities legitimately defending their rights must stop. Guatemala must prioritize its citizens' rights over foreign mining interests." Contacts Jackie McVicar, Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA. WhatsApp 1

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Environmental, Social, and Human Rights Protection in

E-learning Course on Environmental Human Rights in the Mining Sector The joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) launched today a free online course on mining governance in collaboration with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

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UN Environment

UN Environment is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

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TSM Guiding Principles The Mining Association of Canada

Respect human rights and treat those with whom we deal fairly and with dignity. Respect the cultures, customs and values of people with whom our operations interact. Recognize and respect the unique role, contribution and concerns of Aboriginal peoples (First Nations,

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Human Rights Risks in Mining bmz.de

on mining and human rights, which was permanent ly juxtaposed during the analysis. Data collection was mainly carried out through semistructured in terviews2 with mining and human rights experts in Mauritania and in Germany, international mining companies active

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UNEP Finance Initiative Human Rights Guidance Tool for

The tool focuses specifically on human rights issues relevant to the assessment of business relationships and transactions. Links are also provided within each of the sector briefings to the broader environmental and social risk guidance provided by UNEP FI.

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Environment, Rural Development and Natural Resources

Environment, Rural Development and Natural Resources. The Human and Peoples' Rights Charter was adopted by the then Organisation for African Unity (OAU) and ratified by a majority of States. Part I includes rights and duties applying to individuals and groups alike, e.g. the right to life (Article 4).

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Institute for Human Rights and Development and Others v

Jun 18, 2016In a significant development, in December 2017, the Chairperson of the Commission's Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights sent a letter to Anvil Mining, encouraging the company to acknowledge responsibility for breaching its duty of care through a public statement and contribute to the reparations that the Commission awarded the Kilwa victims.

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Profits and loss Mining and human rights in Katanga

Profits and loss Mining and human rights in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more than a decade the extraction of these resources has been linked to conflict, human rights abuses and corruption. Much of the mining in the DRC is done by artisanal miners, who work using hand-held tools.

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Environmental and human rights defenders challenge 'Mines

Environmental and Human Rights Defenders (EHRDs) from the frontlines of mining struggles in the Philippines, Colombia and Uganda travelled to London to expose the true costs of the UK's extensive ties to the global mining industry and oppose the Mines and Money Conference.

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Minerals and Africa's Development Africa Mining

Regulating the environmental and social impacts of mining 50 Protected areas 50 Environmental and social impact assessments 52 Public participation 54 Access to information 57 Addressing the minerals and con#icts link 58 Mining and human rights 59 Mining and employment 61 Resource productivity 63 Policy implications 64 5.

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Child Rights and Mining Toolkit Home page UNICEF

UNICEF's Child Rights and Mining Toolkit supplements existing guidance, handbooks and standards. It provides additional information tailored to mining companies, in reference to the resources that are highlighted in each tool. As a foundation, the United Nations Guiding Principles on

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Uncovering impacts of gold mining in Papua New Guinea

Uncovering impacts of gold mining in Papua New Guinea. In addition, there has been a legacy of human rights abuse and sexual violence at the mine site, and this has built a legacy of mistrust between communities and mine owners.

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ICMM Mining with Principles

ICMM is an agent of change and is playing a leading role by working with the industry, communities and civil society. Bringing together 25 of the world's largest mining and metals companies, and over 30 regional and commodities associations, we promote ethical business that support sustainable development, and properly manage and mitigate environmental impacts.

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Module 15 The Right to A Healthy Environment

National human rights commissions can also be utilized for protecting the right to a healthy environment. For example, Decision 12/1991 of the Council of the National Commission for Human Rights in Mexico assigns to the commission responsibility for dealing with complaints on ecological matters.

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Environmental, human rights and legal protests merge in

Oct 22, 2013Human rights and indigenous support groups commemorated the massacre of anti-mining activist Juvy Capion and her two sons (see Philippines Tampakan violence claims the lives of tribal woman and her children), by stressing the lack of progress on the murder investigations.

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UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement,

UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment UN Environment Programme and UN Human Rights chiefs formalise new partnership to protect environmental and human rights Strengthened cooperation aims to drive better protection of environmental human rights defenders and their

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