Hide Message

Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

Find Out More Hide Message

This piece of content is part of a larger story, but that story is not available in your language. We do still recommend you read this content in the context of this story:

First Ever in Latin America: Mining Corporation Charged with “Crimes Against the Environment” in Catamarca, Argentina

Author: David Modersbach, National University of Rosario, Argentina, Published on: 18 June 2008

...the Federal Chambers of Tucumán in Argentina brought criminal charges of environmental contamination against Julián Rooney, Vice-President of Bajo La Alumbrera, Argentina’s largest mining operation...the company will appeal the ruling...This is the first ruling in all of Latin America against a mining company for crimes against the environment...Alumbrera is joint-owned by three of the largest metals mining transnationals: Xstrata, Goldcorp and Yamana Gold. The ruling has sent shock waves through the mining industry...Not only is Alumbrera on trial for contamination, but also under scrutiny for tax evasion, corruption and contraband...[Citizens groups and biologist Juan González] discovered that Alumbrera was dumping millions of liters of toxic liquid wastes into DP2, a canal used by animals and farmers...Residents are bitterly fighting Yamana’s Agua Rica mine...

Read the full post here

Related companies: Goldcorp (now Newmont) Minera Alumbrera Limited Northern Orion Resources Xstrata (part of Glencore) Yamana Gold