Earthjustice presents "environmental rights" report to UN
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Earthjustice...will submit its annual issue paper on the status of environmental rights to the United Nations Human Rights Council today in Geneva...Among this year's findings: Inuit v. United States...Fadeyeva v. Russia...Secretary-General's Special Representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations...Secretary-General's Special Representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations [John Ruggie]...
[issues & cases referred to include: ship-breaking; e-waste; AngloGold in Ghana; Merowe Dam in Sudan; Trafigura in Cote d'Ivoire, Newmont in Indonesia; MDX in Burma; PetroChina chemical spill in Harbin; Three Gorges Dam; Cola-Cola in India; Shell, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Gazprom in Russia; Gabriel Resources in Romania; Hazelwood in Australia; Dow Chemical in New Zealand; Texaco (now Chevron), Ascendant Copper, Bishimetals (part of Mitsubishi Materials) in Ecuador; Petrobras, Doe Run in Peru; Maricultura Valenca in Brazil; Cao Seco Coal in Venezuela; Glamis Gold in Guatemala]
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- Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti Ascendant Copper (now Copper Mesa Mining) Coca-Cola Doe Run (part of Renco) Dow Chemical Gabriel Resources Gazprom Glamis Gold (part of Goldcorp) Goldcorp Mitsubishi Group Mitsubishi Materials (part of Mitsubishi Group) Mitsui Newmont PetroChina Renco Shell Trafigura Beheer