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Survey non-response
4 October 2018

Essar Global Fund did not respond to survey on financing mining projects in southern Africa

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7 November 2016

Full report: Part 1

Author: Inclusive Development International

"Disaster for Us and the Planet”: How the IFC is Quietly Funding a Coal Boom," Oct 2016...

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5 November 2016

"Outsourcing Development: Lifting the Veil on the World Bank Group’s Lending Through Financial Intermediaries"

In October 2016, Inclusive Development International published a report linking International Finance Corporation projects to human rights and climate change impacts: "Outsourcing Development".   As the introduction states: "...The investigation tackl...

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Company response
12 May 2015

Essar response

Author: Essar Group

We would like to inform you that the Mahan Coal Block was allotted to an equal joint venture between Essar Power and Hindalco. No mining has taken place at the block. Moreover, as per Supreme Court’s order in 2014, the allocation of Mahan block, along...

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10 May 2015

Book documents indigenous peoples' experience with access to remedy for corporate abuses

The book includes an overview of the theoretical and legal framework pertaining to indigenous peoples' access to remedy, followed by comparative case studies from Latin America, Africa and Asia.  It concludes with a series of concrete recommendations,...

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12 April 2015

Greenpeace, Dissent and Freedom of Expression in India

Author: Colin Todhunter, Global Research

Attempts to dampen dissent in India are nothing new. State repression and physical violence. as well as the structural violence resulting from particular economic policies, affect many regions and impact tens of millions of the country’s poorest and...

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10 April 2015

Greenpeace’s plan to stall power plants fuels MHA action to suspend NGO's foreign funding

Author: Aman Sharma, Economic Times

he Union Home Ministry's move to suspend Greenpeace India's foreign funding appears to have been driven by its findings that the NGO has deprived Indian citizens of low-priced energy by derailing the Mahan coal project and the fear that it would next...

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10 March 2015

India: Delhi High Court quashes look out circular against Greenpeace campaigner Priya Pillai

Author: Press Trust of India

The Delhi High Court..set aside the look out circular issued against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai who was offloaded from a flight to London two months back, saying her fundamental right to travel cannot be curtailed...Justice Rajiv Shakdher, while...

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22 January 2015

India: Discussions with business leaders at CEO Forum & patent laws among other topics to be discussed during Obama's visit

US President Barack Obama will start a three-day landmark trip to India on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to build on what he has said will be one of the defining relationships of the 21st century. Obama, who is the first US president to be...

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2 October 2014

Stage set for reforms in coal sector

Author: Shreeja Sen, Ruchira Singh & Aman Malik, Mint

The Supreme Court…scrapped the allocation of all but four of the 218 coal blocks awarded between 1993 and 2010. While the move gives the government an opportunity to make a fresh start and put in place a transparent rules-based regime in the allocation...

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