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Rethinking Extractive Industry: Regulation, Dispossession and Emerging Claims

5-7 March 2009, York University, Toronto... This conference...responds to growing public debate as well as academic, industry, and policymaker interest in the consequences of the rapid growth of mining and petroleum industries in Canada and elsewhere in the world. It brings together more than 70 prominent academics, business representatives, public servants and members of northern and southern civil society organizations...to analyze and evaluate: - the industry's potential contribution to long-term economic and human development - the social and environmental impact of Extractive Industries (EIs)... [Panel 5B refers to Chevron/Texaco lawsuit re Ecuador, BHP Billiton lawsuit re Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea]

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BHP lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

"Rethinking Extractive Industry: Regulation, Dispossession and Emerging Claims" - conference, 5-7 Mar, Toronto