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Author: Los Tiempos (Bolivia)
“Dirigente indígena denuncia a Ende Guaracachi” - 5 de enero de 2018...
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Author: Instituto Socioambiental/ISA (Brazil)
"Governo se compromete a consultar povos indígenas impactados pela Ferrogrão-Audiência Pública realizada em Brasília para discutir concessão da ferrovia que vai cortar as bacias do Xingu e Tapajós termina com promessa de consulta aos povos indígenas",...
Author: Isabel Harari, Instituto Socioambiental-ISA (Brazil)
"Justiça derruba licença de Belo Sun-Por unanimidade, TRF-1 cancelou a Licença de Instalação da mineradora canadense que pretende se instalar na Volta Grande do Xingu (PA). Os desembargadores ordenaram a realização da consulta prévia, respeitando o...
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Author: Equipo Jurídico Pueblos y seis organizaciones más
“Amenazada vocera promotora de consulta popular contra las mineras en el Carmen de Chucurí” - 12 de diciembre de 2017...
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A report by Transparency International says there are gaps with regard to knowledge of the legal framework that governs the mining sector in Kenya and availability and accessibility of relevant public documents records. It calls on mining companies to...
Author: ICAR, DPFL
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Pacific: Potentially damaging impacts of seabed mining on Pacific Island communities highlighted in new report
A new report by Caritas Oceania, Turning the Tide, highlights the potential negative impacts of seabed mining on Pacific Island communities, including damage to the shoreline, food sources and livelihoods of local people. The report also cites the...
Following abuses in Guatemala, Canadian NGOs propose a national human rights ombudsperson to oversee the mining sector
Author: National Observer (Canada)
“Raids, incarceration and decimated Indigenous land stains Canada's reputation in Guatemala”, 6 of December 2017...
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New study examines patterns in the restriction of civil society's scope for action against resource exploitation
Resource and energy demand has increased over the last few decades, with more extraction and land use happening in more countries than ever before and citizens fighting for their rights and working to preserve their livelihoods. The authors of this...