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Copper Mesa Mining

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

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17 June 2019
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20 May 2019

Latin America: Report details impacts of international arbitrations filed by mining companies

New report details the impacts of international arbitration filed by mining companies in countries across Latin America.  The report analyses 38 cases filed by global mining corporations against Latin American governments using the investor-state...

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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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24 February 2016
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Author: Above Ground

“Demandas contra empresas extractivas presentadas en Canadá: avance en el litigio civil transnacional, 2997-2016”, Feb 2016...

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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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9 December 2014

Canadian courts increasingly used in litigation to hold companies accountable for human rights abuse abroad, says law firm

Author: H. Scott Fairley & Anastasija Sumakova, WeirFoulds LLP

Canada: Tort Liability At Home For Alleged Wrongs Abroad: The Common Law Goes Extraterritorial?, 2 Dec 2014...

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24 March 2014

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 12, March 2014

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the 12th issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. To assist all those following corporate legal accountability issues, we send this bulletin to highlight key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to...

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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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15 November 2012

[PDF] Mining conflicts around the world. Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective

Author: EJOLT

This report aims at exploring contemporary mining conflicts in the context of the sustainable development and environmental justice...[T]he project and type of conflict are characterized in a nutshell, with some basic factual background that describe...

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29 October 2012

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 7

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Full text of October 2012 issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. Refers to lawsuits against adidas, Amesys (part of Bull), Anadarko, Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American), Areva, Blackwater, BP, CACI, Cameron International...

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