Guatemala: NGOs denounce threats against defender Lolita Chavez & Ki´che´ Council opposing to illegal logging
Guatemala: Police use teargas against protesters blocking Tahoe Resources mine over alleged negative impacts; company points to prior attempts at engaging stakeholders
Honduras: NGO denounces new death threats against member of COPINH, allegedly linked to land conflict over Agua Zarca hydroelectric project
Author: Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) (Honduras)
New death threats in Rio Blanco against COPINH members”, 21 Jun 17...
- Related companies: Desarrollos Energéticos (DESA)
Author: Nadia Bernaz, Wageningen University & Irene Pietropaoli, on Oxford Journal of Human Rights Practice
"The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Business and Human Rights Treaty Negotiations", 26 Jun 2017...
EU: Commission publishes guidelines on implementation of non-financial reporting directives by companies
Author: EU Commission
...This document has been prepared pursuant to Article 2 of Directive 2014/95/EU in order to help companies concerned disclose non-financial information in a relevant, useful, consistent and more comparable manner. This Communication provides non...
Kenya: Joint session between Base Titanium & host community reveals some displaced locals yet to be compensated
Author: Hakijamii (Kenya)
"Joint Meeting between Base Titanium Mining Project Liaison Committee and Mining Host Communities on Compensation and Agreed Resettlement Action Plan"...
Tanzania: Govt. official says Acacia to compensate 'eligible' locals displaced to pave way for North Mara mine
Author: Mugini Jacob, Tanzania Daily News
"North Mara to Compensate Villagers"...
- Related companies: Acacia (formerly African Barrick Gold)
USA: Opioids deaths lead state officials to target drug firms, following model of lawsuits against tobacco industry
Author: German Lopez, Vox (USA)
"US officials are starting to treat opioid companies like Big Tobacco — and suing them", 7 Jun 2017...
So. Africa: Coalition of NGOs launch High Court proceedings to stop the commencement of coal mining by Indian owned company; say mining will adversely affect downstream water users
Author: Magan Van Wyngaardt, Mining Weekly (South Africa)
"Civil society takes Atha-Africa to court", 22 June 2017...