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29 April 2019

Papua New Guinea: Barrick (Niugini) Limited allegedly violates locals' right to water at Porgera gold mine

A report published by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic and the The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity at Columbia University's Earth Institute entitled Red Water: Mining and the Right to Water in Porgera, Papua New...

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23 February 2017

Determining Criteria to Evaluate Outcomes of Businesses’ Provision of Remedy: Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach

Author: Benjamin THOMPSON, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (GPs) expect businesses to participate in operational-level, non-judicial mechanisms to address the grievances of communities affected by their activities. While there is guidance on operational...

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16 March 2016

Community development agreements between natural resource firms & stakeholders - brief on good practices

Author: Jennifer Loutit, Jacqueline Mandelbaum and Sam Szoke-Burke, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (USA)

"Emerging Practices in Community Development Agreements", Feb. 2016...

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6 April 2015

Papua New Guinea women and Barrick Gold settle claims of sexual assault and violence at Porgera mine

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29 April 2014

State of Emergency for PNG's Porgera gold mine

Author: Campbell Cooney, ABC Radio Australia

A State of Emergency will come into effect this Friday, in an area around the Porgera Gold Mine [joint venture Barrick Gold & Mineral Resources Enga] in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province, in an attempt to try and stop illegal mining. Five people...

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1 December 2013

II UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Conectas Human Rights

[Tricia] Feeney, the executive director of the UK-based NGO Rights and Accountability in Development...warns that the second Forum on Business and Human Rights of the UN is under a serious risk of being more of the same, frustrating the expectations of...

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28 October 2013

Barrick Ignores UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Recommendation Regarding Papua New Guinea Rapes

Author: MiningWatch Canada

...Barrick’s remedial programme [in its Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea] is reportedly processing rape victims...and requiring legal waivers in exchange for benefits packages…MiningWatch and other human rights experts concluded that Barrick’s...

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30 September 2013

[DOC] Letter to UN OHCHR regarding the Porgera Joint Venture remedy framework.

Author: Jonathan G. Kaufman, EarthRights International

EarthRights International is legal counsel for a number of Porgeran women who are either current or potential participants in the remedy framework…[We] are concerned with some of the approaches and conclusions set forth in OHCHR's [Office of the High...

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4 September 2013

[PDF] Re: Allegations regarding the Porgera Joint Venture remedy framework [Papua New Guinea]

Author: Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada

…MiningWatch believes a credible independent review is critical in this case and should be undertaken as soon as possible…A key concern…remains the...withholding of individual remedy unless the Porgera rape victims are willing to provide Barrick with...

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29 August 2013

[PDF] Allegations regarding the Porgera Joint Venture remedy framework [Papua New Guinea]

Author: Porgera Landowners’ Association

…ATA [Akali Tange Association] and PLOA [Porgera Landowners’ Association] and Porgera Alliance were not consulted by Barrick when Barrick created the remedy framework…Barrick did not consult the women victims themselves…Women who have entered the...

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