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1 January 2014

Center for Intl. Environmental Law & Univ. Toronto launch guide to help NGOs file submissions in intl. investment arbitrations between govts. & firms to highlight human rights concerns

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Guide for Potential Amici in International Investment Arbitration

Author: International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto & Center for International Environmental Law

This guide is aimed at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who are concerned that a dispute before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) may have an impact on human rights, labor rights, the environment or any other...

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30 October 2013

TIMELINE: Canada's Mining Controveries

Author: Liam Barrington-Bush & Jen Wilton, TheTyee.ca (Canada)

From Papua New Guinea to Guatemala, mining ventures directly or indirectly financed and owned by companies registered in Canada have been associated with controversy in the communities in which they operate. Business-friendly laws have made Canada the...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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1 August 2013

The UN International Year of Water Cooperation: The case for companies and community cooperation

Author: Loic Dujardin, Sustainalytics

...[The] United Nations’ General Assembly designated 2013 as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation...Water is an essential resource for companies and their neighbouring communities. Food and beverage companies use water as direct input for...

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19 June 2013
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Author: José De Echave y Emma Gómez (Perú)

...[L]los pobladores de La Oroya optaron por acudir al sistema de justicia de los Estados Unidos buscando que la casa matriz de Doe Run asuma su responsabilidad por la contaminación por plomo y los daños a la salud de 107 niños de esa localidad durante...

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10 June 2013

El Salvador mining ban could establish a vital water security precedent

Author: Meera Karunananthan, Guardian [UK]

[S]cientists meeting in Bonn last month warned that 9 billion people would face the consequences of severe water shortages within a generation or two, but did not point the finger at industries devastating fresh water supplies…El Salvador is embroiled...

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29 May 2013

New Report! Unfair, Unsustainable, and Under the Radar

Author: Democracy Center

In ‘Unfair, Unsustainable, and Under the Radar’, the Democracy Center sheds an urgent light on the system of international investment rules that is giving corporations the power to compromise countries’ sovereign right to regulate in the public good...

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14 May 2013
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Author: Siglo 21 (Guatemala)

Cuando algún país de América suspende permisos de exploración o explotación a las mineras, estas siempre encuentran en los tribunales internacionales la manera de extraer ganancias, dijo Manuel Pérez Rocha [uno de los autores de un nuevo estudio sobre...

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