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How much are human rights worth in the Brazilian mining and steel industry?

Author: International Federation for Human Rights, Published on: 18 May 2011

The International Federation for Human Rights, Justiça Global and Justiça nos Trilhos publish a Human Rights Impact Assessment Report recounting affected communities’ voices and calling on the world’s largest mining company according to Forbes’ latest ranking, Vale, and its business partners in the steel industry to stop environmental pollution of communities in the State of Maranhão, Brazil...The report analyses the impacts of the steel and mining industry on the communities’ health and environnement, shedding light on another side of developpement projects. [T]he report’s findings highlight difficulties in accessing information regarding environmental impact assessments, obtaining reparation before courts as well as moral and judicial harassment faced by human rights defenders denouncing negative human rights impacts linked to Vale’s activities.

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Related companies: Vale