Extractive industry

See also:

- Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

- Kimberley Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • India's Dirty War [refers to the Naxal-Maoist insurgency]
    Megha Bahree, Forbes (USA), 23 Apr 2010

  • Ending the Resource Curse
    Kandeh K. Yumkella, director general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. - Op-Ed in New York Times, 22 May 2009

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17 October 2011

Laser test can spot 'blood diamonds'

Author: UPI

A new technique using lasers could be employed to identify so-called conflict gemstones, identifying their country of origin, U.S. researchers say...The process could eventually allow companies buying gems to make sure their purchases aren't helping...

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28 February 2011

[video & article] African migrant workers targeted in Libya in a backlash against “black African mercenaries” hired by the Muammar Gaddafi

Author: Al Jazeera

Dozens of workers from sub-Saharan Africa are feared killed, and hundreds are in hiding, as angry mobs of anti-government protesters hunt down "black African mercenaries," according to witnesses… Hundreds of black immigrants from poor African...

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25 October 2010

Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting Pillage of Natural Resources

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative

Pillage means theft during war. Although the prohibition against pillage dates to the Roman Empire, pillaging is a modern war crime that can be enforced before international and domestic criminal courts…Reviving corporate liability for pillaging...

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5 October 2010

Practice note 6: Natural Resource Governance in Conflict-Affected Contexts

Author: Holger Grundel, International Alert

Where natural resources have been an important driver of conflict, they need to be treated as a key element of peacebuilding. Failure to do so at this crucial stage is likely to delay the return to long-term peace and stability, increase the risk of a...

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1 September 2010

Mining and arming of the Maoists [India]

Author: Human Rights Report Quaterly (Asian Centre for Human Rights)

The rights activists have been opposing extractive industries including the mining companies for violations of the rights of the people, especially the Adivasis, and destruction of the environment...the hard fact that mining companies have been...

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23 April 2010

India's Dirty War

Author: Megha Bahree, Forbes [USA]

This is India's dirty war: a brutal struggle over valuable real estate that pits the Naxalites against some of the nation's most powerful commercial interests...On one side of the struggle are the rebels- perhaps 10,000 of them armed...On the other...

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8 April 2010
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Author: Semana [Colombia]

...El miércoles 7 de abril llegaron...nueve afrocolombianos a la vereda El Hato Santa Marta, del corregimiento La Toma, del municipio de Suárez (Cauca). Querían instalarse cerca de la orilla del río Oveja para extraer oro, cuando aparecieron tres...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Bankrolling Brutality: Why European timber company DLH should be held to account for profiting from Liberian conflict timber

Author: Global Witness

Global Witness and…[other NGO’s] lodged a legal complaint before the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Nantes (France) against…DLH France, part of the Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman Group (DLH)...The complainants have evidence that from 2001-2003, DLH...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] The role of the exploitation of natural resources in fuelling and prolonging crises in the Eastern DRC

Author: International Alert

Gold and various metals…have been mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the beginning of the 20th century…The wars waged...strengthened the illegal character of artisanal mining and fueled the formation of...

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19 November 2009
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic [France]

Global Witness et Sherpa, soutenus par Greenpeace France, les Amis de la Terre et l'activiste libérien Alfred Brownell, ont déposé une plainte contre l'importateur de bois international DLH devant le procureur de la République de Nantes, pour demander...

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