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[PDF] Prospecting For Solutions

Author: CIDSE and other Civil Society organisations, Published on: 23 January 2007

Recommendations by members of civil society organisations to governments, companies, International Financial Institutions and the United Nations concerning the impacts of oil, mining and logging on development...[To] Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises[:]
- to respect their contracts with host governments, which must be in line with national laws and international human rights and environmental standards, as detailed above;
- to obtain the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous people and local communities before operations commence and to respect the right of such communities to say “No” to projects that are not in their best interests...;
- to sign up to the EITI and ensure publication of all payments and contracts made to governments;
- to ensure that their operations do not cause or exacerbate conflict. Where it does, to suspend operations until the conflict has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.

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