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3 May 2019

Over 50 organizations urge World Bank to prioritise human rights & environmental impacts in "climate-smart" mining

Over 50 organizations from around the world urged the World Bank to prioritize recycling, efficiency, circular economy, public transit, and other non-mining solutions in its "Climate-Smart" agenda. Citing multiple environmental and human rights impacts...

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19 March 2019

Papua New Guinea: Groups wants deep sea mining co. Nautilus' licenses cancelled so others can't continue project

Author: Ben Robinson Drawbridge, Radio New Zealand

"Call for PNG deep sea mining licenses to be cancelled", 14 March 2019...

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17 March 2019

Solomon Islands: Oil spill impacts local communities' health, food sources & livelihood

A major oil spill in a remote region of the Solomon Islands is seriously impacting the health and livelihoods of local communities in the affected area. Residents in the remote region around Rennell Island, Solomon Islands, are also complaining of a...

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5 March 2019

Human rights in business under scrutiny in Pacific

Author: Radio New Zealand

4 March 2019...

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3 March 2019

Australia: Crew of a ship owned by Greek co. Evalend at BHP terminal allegedly underpaid and neglected

A recent media report published by the World Maritime News (linked below) claims that crew aboard Liberian-flagged ship Villa Deste owned by the Greek company, Evalend Shipping Company S.A., were neglected, with limited food, and underpaid whilst...

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26 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Deep sea mining co. Nautilus Minerals moves to sell assets

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Seabed mining project in PNG moves to sell assets", 26 February 2019...

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23 February 2019

Tonga: Pacific NGOs call governments to recognise risks of seabed mining

Author: Radio New Zealand

"PIANGO pans seabed mining", 15  February 2019...

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16 February 2019

Study calls for norm of free, prior, & informed consent for indigenous peoples be applied to deep sea mining

Author: Julian Aguon & Julie Hunter, Stanford Environmental Law Journal

"Second Wave Due Diligence: The Case for Incorporating Free, Prior, and Informed Consent into the Deep Sea Mining Regulatory Regime", 10 February 2019...

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12 February 2019

India: Supreme Court holds owner of mine responsible for Meghalaya collapse

Author: Prabin Kalita, The Times of India

"Supreme Court holds owner of mine responsible for Meghalaya mine mishap", 8 February 2019...

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11 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Mining co. Lihir Gold accused of water over-extraction & mine waste dumping in marine environment

A media report by Radio New Zealand (linked below) raises allegations about Newcrest's subsidiary, Lihir Gold Limited's (LGL), over-extraction of water for its operations and dumping of mine waste in the marine environment which has detrimentally...

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