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Natural resources (land, water, forests)

Daughter Killed, Father Wounded in Gun Attack Likely Linked to Tahoe Resources (Goldcorp Inc.) Mine in Guatemala, Rights Action (US & Canada), 24 Apr 2014

Deadly Environment: The dramatic rise in killings of environmental and land defenders, Global Witness 23 Apr 2014

[PDF] Civil Society Comments: World Bank Telecom Sector Reform Project, Burma, Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters, Ayeyar West Development Organization, Burma Environment Working Group, and others, 21 Feb 2014

Alternative Report on the controversial gold mining project in Colombia, Colombia Solidarity Campaign (UK) 07 Dec 2013

How about a SLAPP for your trouble?, Sudeep Chakravarti, Livemint.com (India) 28 Nov 2013

Cambodia: Human rights defender Tep Vanny, assaulted by security forces during peaceful protest, Front Line Defenders 21 Oct 2013

Human Rights Commission's Climbdown a Wake-up Call for Human Rights Defenders in the Americas, Not Indicator of Goldcorp’s Performance, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), MiningWatch Canada 05 Jan 2012

[PDF] Defending the Defenders - The Case of Fu Xiancai [China], Stacy Mosher, Human Rights in China September 2006

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7 January 2019

India: Sterlite's copper plant to reopen despite opposition by government, protestors

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7 January 2019

India: Supreme Court refuses to halt environmental tribunal's order to reopen Sterlite’s plant in Tamil Nadu

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1 January 2019

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Author: Dhanya Ann Thoppil, Nikkei Asian Review, Japan

"India environmental tribunal allows Vedanta to restart key copper smelter", 17 December 2018...

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"Inga 3: coup d'arrêt du parlement sud-africain aux ambitions de Kabila", 3 décembre 2018....

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17 December 2018

Environmental campaigners say cocoa industry not meeting deforestation pledges in Ghana & Ivory Coast

Author: Ruth Maclean, The Guardian

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5 December 2018

India: Activists question neutrality of NGT committee's conclusion that closure of Sterlite/Vedanta plant was illegal

Author: S Senthalir, Scroll.in

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5 December 2018

India: Case registered against police and revenue department officials for death of 13 people during Sterlite/Vedanta protest

Author: Scroll.in

"Thoothukudi killings: CBI registers case against police and revenue department officials", 29 November 2018...

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5 December 2018

India: Central Bureau of Investigation starts inquiry into Sterlite/Vedanta protests and police firing

Author: S Senthalir, Scroll.in

"Sterlite protests: As CBI starts inquiry, families of 13 victims demand action against TN police", 15 October 2018...

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5 December 2018

India: High Court orders inquiry into police firing on anti-Sterlite protest

Author: Hindustan Times, India

"Madras HC orders CBI inquiry into police firing on anti-Sterlite protest", 14 August 2018...

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5 December 2018

India: Residents wary of midnight police raids connected to protest against Vedanta's copper smelting plant

Author: Dharani Thangavelu, Live Mint, India

"Residents wary of midnight police raids in Thoothukudi", 18 June 2018...

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