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7 Aug 2006

Autor:
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Oceanic Islanders Win Appeal in Massive Claim against Mining Giant Rio Tinto for Alleged Ecocide and Human Rights Crimes [US court decision re events in Papua New Guinea]

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today reinstated the massive human rights claim brought by the people of the island of Bougainville against London-based Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining companies. The suit claims that Rio Tinto conspired with the government of Papua New Guinea to savagely quell civil resistance to an environmentally devastating mining operation, actions that led to the deaths of thousands.

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