Indigenous Saami communities claim Beowulf Mining is not respecting their human righs to participate in negotiations over mining activities that affect their customary lands.

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23 November 2011

[DOC] Saami Communities tell British mining company to respect their rights [Sweden]

Author: Svenska Samernas Riksförbund (National Saami Association)

Beowulf, a British based mining company, are currently in breach of internal human rights conventions by not respecting the right of local Indigenous Saami communities of Sirges and Jåhkågasska in Jokkmokk, Northern Sweden, to participate in negotiations concerning mining activities that affect their customary reindeer grazing lands...In contrast to what Beowulf has reported to its shareholders, the company has not shown any willingness to cooperate with Saami communities, as required by international conventions. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Beowulf Mining to respond, but they did not do so]

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Company non-response
11 January 2011

Beowulf Mining did not respond to: Indigenous Saami communities claim Beowulf Mining is not respecting their human righs to participate in negotiations over mining activities that affect their customary lands.