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Ascendant Copper (now Copper Mesa Mining)

Headquarters in Canada

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Ascendant Copper changed its name to Copper Mesa Mining in July 2008. For information on the company since then please see our section for Copper Mesa Mining

Former UN Global Compact participant.  De-listed for not communicating on progress

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13 December 2016

Ecuador to pay $24 million to Canadian mining company for cancelling permit for human rights reasons without due process

Author: Matthew Levine, International Institute for Sustainable Development

"Ecuador ordered by PCA tribunal to pay $24 million to Canadian mining company", 12 Dec 2016...

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15 January 2015

Ecuador: Enami & Codelco’s open-pit copper mine to start operating despite community’s concerns over possible environmental, human rights impacts

Author: Grégory Salomonovitch , Caroline Pothie, Equal Times (Belgium)

“Ecuador’s 20-Year-Old Mining Conflict” - 12 January 2015...

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15 January 2015
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Author: Grégory Salomonovitch , Caroline Pothie, Equal Times (Bélgica)

“20 Años de conflicto minero en el Ecuador” - 12 de enero de 2015...

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14 January 2015
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Author: Grégory Salomonovitch , Caroline Pothie, Equal Times (Belgique)

« En Équateur, un conflit minier vieux de vingt ans », 12 janvier 2015...

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3 July 2013

Case profile: Copper Mesa Mining lawsuit (re Ecuador)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit filed in Canada against Copper Mesa Mining (formerly Ascendant Copper), its two directors and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Plaintiffs alleged that they suffered human rights...

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25 March 2012

Copper Mesa Mining lawsuit (re Ecuador)

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12 May 2011
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Author: Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal (DPLF) y Oxfam

...El presente estudio...tiene como objetivo principal ser un insumo que promueva el debate sobre el derecho a la consulta y al consentimiento, su contenido y alcance, su realidad y la necesidad urgente de contar con mecanismos para que los pueblos...

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12 January 2011

Large-scale mining project in Ecuador: urgent need for a moratorium to prevent human rights violations

Author: Comisión Ecuménica de Derechos Humanos (CEDHU) & International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

In the report, FIDH and CEDHU highlight and denounce: the lack of a appropriate consultation mechanisms; the land acquisition process, fraught with irregularities that jeopardise the right to an adequate standard of living and the legal protection...

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12 January 2011
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Author: Comisión Ecuménica de Derechos Humanos (CEDHU) & Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH)

Ecuador ha experimentado una creciente presencia de actores interesados en el desarrollo de la minería a gran escala, incentivados por disposiciones legales y medidas económicas...Este tipo de intervención minera ha contribuido a un contexto de...

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30 June 2010

[PDF] Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct

Author: Joris Oldenziel (SOMO), Joseph Wilde-Ramsing (SOMO) & Patricia Feeney (RAID)

This report assesses the contribution of the OECD Guidelines to responsible business conduct, sustainable development, and the resolution and reduction of conflicts between companies and communities regarding social issues, environmental concerns, and...

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