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18 September 2017

So. Africa: Govt. says Lonmin in breach of some of its social & labour obligations; company requests time extension to redress the situation

Author: Phila Mzamo, Mining News (South Africa)

"Lonmin is said to breach social plan needed for mining license", 18 Sept 2017...

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10 September 2017

So. Africa: NGO report says at least 56% of those living near DRD Gold mine dumps suffer from respiratory problems; includes response from company

The Bench Marks Foundation has released ‘Waiting to inhale’, a study on household health and well-being in four mine-impacted communities in Johannesburg. The communities in and surrounding Soweto, studied were Riverlea, Diepkloof, Meadowlands and...

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29 August 2017

Indonesia: IndustriALL says mass firings in mines owned by Freeport McMoRan & Mitsubishi have led to workers' families losing access to food, housing, healthcare

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Freeport McMoRan and Mitsubishi to respond to IndustriALL’s statements from its mission concerning the mass firings in PT Freeport and PT Smelting operations in Indonesia. The companies’ responses...

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28 August 2017

Uganda: Artisanal miners injured & lose property during violent eviction by govt. security agents to pave way for large investor

Author: Robert Mwesigye, OilinUganda

"Mubende miners count losses after ruthless eviction"...

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24 August 2017
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Author: Dejusticia

“Por un medio ambiente sano que promueva los derechos humanos en el Sur Global”...

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24 August 2017

USA: Coal mining divides tribes in Montana - economic opportunity or social & environmental threat?

Author: Valerie Volcovici, Business Insider

"In Montana's Indian country, tribes take opposite sides on coal", 21 August 2017...

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23 August 2017

New book: Megaprojects, local communities & strategic litigation in 9 global South countries

Author: Dejusticia

“Fighting the tide. Human rights and environmental justice in the Global South”...

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23 August 2017

BSR highlights human rights impacts for power & utilities companies & implications of renewable energy transition

BSR released an issue brief detailing 10 human rights impacts for businesses operating in the power and utilities sector, as well as opportunities for positive impact. The issues identified include impacts on local communities during land acquisition...

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22 August 2017
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Author: Pe. Geraldo Martins Dias, Coordenador Arquidiocesano de Pastoral/Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (Brazil)

"Mensagem da Arquidiocese de Mariana à Comunidade de Gesteira", 5 de agosto de 2017...

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21 August 2017

Canada: Temporary farms workers fear deportation if they denounce labour abuses or living conditions

Author: Dan Levin, New York Times (USA)

“Foreign farmworkers in Canada fear deportation if they complain”, 13 Aug 17  ...

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