Malawi: Community seeks access to information to enable effective monitoring of environmental & safety standards in mining industry

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Company response
26 September 2011

[DOC] Eland Coal response re Malawi community concerns about mining activities

Author: Eland Coal

We are operating in strict compliance with the Malawian Laws and regulations.

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Company non-response
21 September 2011

Paladin Energy did not respond to: Community seeks information from govt. to enable them to monitor mining activities by Paladin Energy, Eland Coal for compliance with human rights & labour standards.

25 August 2011

Malawian Community Takes On Miners

Author: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa

A community task team from Malawi's northern region district of Karonga has petitioned the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Department of Mines and the Ministry of Labour for access to information that will enable them to effectively monitor mining activities in the area for compliance with fundamental human rights and labour standards. Karonga Natural Resources Justice Committee (KANRJC)...seeks information on the operations at Kayelekera Uranium Mine and Mwabulambo Coal Mine. It is concerned for compliance with environmental and safety standards at the mines, land allocation for mining without proper compensation being provided to the dispossessed land owners and delivery on undertakings by the mining companies in terms of development agreements with the government of Malawi. [refers to Paladin Energy, Eland Coal Mining. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Paladin Energy to respond to this report; it did not.]

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