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Author: Deanna KEMP, John R OWEN, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1
As indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their individual and collective rights, the topic of free prior and informed consent (FPIC) has been pushed to the forefront of debates about resource development…The relevance of FPIC to mining is...
Determining Criteria to Evaluate Outcomes of Businesses’ Provision of Remedy: Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach
Author: Benjamin THOMPSON, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (GPs) expect businesses to participate in operational-level, non-judicial mechanisms to address the grievances of communities affected by their activities. While there is guidance on operational...
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Argentina: NGO that suffered threats allegedly for raising concerns about access to water at Barrick Gold & Osisko mining site calls for companies to move out following govt.’s recognition of protected glacier
Author: Center for Human Rights and Environment (CHRE)
“Argentina Federal Government Recognizes Glaciers in Mining Areas”- 25 January 2017...
Publish What You Pay urges oil, gas & mining firms to support US law on disclosure of payments to govts. - statements of support by 13 firms
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has invited 30 companies to respond to an open letter by Publish What You Pay coalitions and several of their member NGOs. The letter urges the 30 companies to issue statements in support of disclosure by...
Author: Barrick Gold
Barrick appreciates the opportunity to respond to the open letter on revenue transparency from the Publish What You Pay Global Coalition. We believe that transparency— whether through disclosing payments to governments, reporting on our energy and...
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- This is a response from the following companies: Barrick Gold
With respect to the fairness of individual remedies provided under the Remediation Framework, we note that the independent review of the operation of the Porgera Remediation Framework, conducted by Enodo Rights in 2015, concluded that the remedies...
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Papua New Guinea: 119 sexual abuse survivors seek “fair and equal” compensation under Barrick’s remediation program; Barrick responds
119 indigenous women, all sexual abuse survivors who received compensation under Barrick’s Porgera Remediation Framework, sought the intervention of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights in their appeal for compensation equal to that...