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1 April 2020

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26 February 2020

Western Sahara: NGO reveals 2019 list of phosphate importers, allegedly complicit in natural resource plundering

In February 2020, Western Sahara Resource Watch published its annual P for Plunder report, documenting an overview of Morocco’s trade of phosphate rock from the occupied territory of Western Sahara during the previous year. The report recalls that such...

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7 June 2018

Colombia: Communities affected by Hidroituango dam file complaint at Inter-American Development Bank

Four opponents of the impacts of the Hidroituango dam of the Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) were recently killed. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited EPM and Atlas Copco to respond. Their answers are below. ...

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29 May 2018

Atlas Copco AB response about killings of Albeiro George Pérez & Domar Egidio Zapata, allegedly related to their resistance to Hidroituango

Information about the death of Hugo Albeiro George Pérez and Domar Egidio Zapata has been shared with Atlas Copco and we wish to express our concern and sadness. Atlas Copco monitors the development around the hydroelectric power plant construction and...

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23 May 2018
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Reportes y denuncias de asesinatos de cuatro activistas que protestaban contra los impactos de la represa Hidroituango de Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM). El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos invitó a EPM a responder. La...

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10 April 2018
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Las más recientes noticias sobre la situación de desalojos de pobladores ribereños que han vivido históricamente en la cuenca del río Cauca, para dar lugar a la inundación de las tierras que ocupará la represa hidroeléctrica de Ituango, indican que las...

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9 April 2018

Colombia: Community calls on Swedish co's to address human rights risks related to construction of power plant Hidroituango; incl. co responses

Swedish companies Atlas Copco and Scania are suppliers to the construction of Colombia’s biggest hydroelectric power plant, Hidroituango. Since the project started, the local movement Rios Vivos has reported on severe human rights impacts linked to the...

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3 April 2018

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Thank you for your e-mail. Atlas Copco continuously monitors the development and engages with various stakeholders to understand risks and opportunities to mitigate possible adverse human rights impacts. We refer to the information about Colombia on...

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19 January 2016
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Un informe presentado en noviembre de 2015 por un grupo de Organizaciones de la sociedad civil sueca destaca los principals riesgos de derechos humanos asociados con el consorcio empresarial de Atlas Copco y Scania (Suecia), Grupo Camargo Correa (Bras...

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13 January 2016

Colombia: Report alleges abuses by security forces employed by Swedish & Latin American companies building Hidroituango dam

A report launched in November 2015 by a group of Swedish Civil Society Organizations portraits the main human rights risks associated with a consortium of Atlas Copco & Scania (Sweden), Camargo Correa (Brazil), Coninsa-Ramón H, Conconcreto and EPM...

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