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Briefing Vedanta's perspectives uncovered: Policies cannot mask practices in Orissa [India]

Author: Amnesty International , Published on: 28 August 2012

…Amnesty International repudiates Vedanta’s attempts to exonerate itself, and renews its recommendations to address the persistent human rights concerns associated with the company’s operations in Orissa. Amnesty International draws attention to Vedanta’s continuing failure to recognise the rights of Indigenous peoples and the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Far from abiding by international standards relating to rights of Indigenous peoples, Vedanta attempts to redefine them to serve the company’s interests…The claim made in Vedanta’s Perspective that the company has consulted the local communities is not supported by the evidence gathered by Amnesty International.

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Related companies: Vedanta Resources