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7 September 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Lawsuits by companies seek to silence accountability advocates

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6 May 2017

So. Africa: MRC subsidiary sues two NGO attorneys and a community activist for alleged defamation: NGO says will resist attempts by the company to intimidate them

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (South Africa)

"CER to resist attempts by Australian mining company to intimidate attorneys and activists", 5 May 2017...

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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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19 February 2017

So. Africa: MRC subsidiary in court battle over non-compliance with environmental regulations; lawyers and environmentalists closely monitoring case

Author: John Yeld‚ Groundup

"Critical court showdown on mining and environment", 20 February 2017...

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6 January 2017

Over 1000 human rights defenders killed or harassed in 2016 – new report urges advocates to engage companies more effectively

Author: Front Line Defenders

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk in 2016", 3 Jan 2017...

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21 October 2016

So. Africa: NGOs take concerns of mining-affected communities to UN Human Rights Council

Seven NGOs have submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council, on threats to human rights from mining and coal-fired power production in South Africa, ahead South Africa's Universal Periodic Review (UPR). They called on the Human Rights Council to...

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11 October 2016

So. Africa: Inaugural Southern Africa Permanent People's Tribunal hears testimonies from communities affected by mining and extractive activities

Author: Alternative Information & Development Centre (South Africa)

The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal held the hearing in Manzini, Swaziland, in the southern region of Africa, taking evidence from cases based in Swaziland (two cases), Zimbabwe (two cases), South Africa (four cases), Zambia (one case), and Mozambique ...

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25 July 2016

So. Africa: MRC pulls out of Xolobeni in Wild Coast; cites threats to peace and harmony of the local community

Author: Tony Carnie, IOL (South Africa)

"Mining firm pulls out of Wild Coast plan", 19 July 2016...

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6 April 2016
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Author: RFI (France)

« La politique d'exploitation minière en Afrique du Sud pointée du doigt », 30 mars 2016...

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28 March 2016

South Africa: Opponent of mining on West Coast shot & killed - NGOs condemn killing, community says not intimidated

More than 70 NGOs have expressed shock and outrage over the shooting and killing of the chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe. For a decade, the Amadiba Crisis Committee has led their community in resisting attempts from...

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