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[DOC] Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

Author: Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP), Published on: 30 April 2009

This submission focuses on the way existing and proposed mining by global companies in the Philippines poses a threat to human rights, particularly the human right to food of local communities. Its findings build on the WGMP’s recent publication Philippines: Mining or Food?, focusing on the impact of UK companies, with pertinent recommendations on how to address these…The brief case studies below are based on visits by members of the WGMP in 2006 and 2008 and illustrate the negative impacts of global mining companies’, activities on food security in the Philippines. All have a UK connection…[refers to Rio Tinto, Tropical Exploration Philippines, Phelps Dodge, Xstrata Copper, Indophil Resources, Sagittarius Mines, Glencore, BHP Billiton, Asiaticus Management Corporation (AMCOR), Intex Resources (part of Crew Development Corporation), Pelican Resources]

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Related companies: Asiaticus Management BHP Billiton Crew Gold (part of Severstal) Glencore Indophil Resources Intex Resources Pelican Resources Phelps Dodge (part of Freeport-McMoRan) Rio Tinto Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) Xstrata (part of Glencore)