Human Rights Watch report on impacts of mining industry in Mozambique (May, 2013)
Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 14 August 2013
In May 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched the report “What is a House without Food?’ Mozambique’s Coal Mining Boom and Resettlements”..., which examines the human rights impacts and abuses of the recent mining boom in Mozambique. HRW interviewed several communities affected by resettlements conducted by mining companies, and also had meetings with the government, NGOs and companies to discuss the impacts. The report highlights abuses and negative impacts on the standards of living, including rights to food, water, and work of resettled communities. In addition, it includes recommendations to the Mozambican Government and to mining companies to remedy and prevent human rights abuses. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies mentioned in the HRW report to respond: Jindal, Rio Tinto, Vale responded. Minas de Revuboè, Mozambi Coal did not respond.