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2 August 2018

Dinant's Response

...Our San Isidro Farm was invaded by people who identify themselves as the Authentic Movement "Revindicador del Aguan" (MARCA). Our security personnel, who have not used firearms for several years, followed all the procedures contained in our security...

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1 June 2018

New guide explains human rights responsibilities of companies in energy & natural resource sector & how failure to respect can increase legal risk

Author: Hogan Lovells’ International Business and Human Rights Group

"Respecting Human Rights in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector," June 2018 ...

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Article
14 May 2018

Voluntary Principles Association launches request for proposals for hosting VPA Secretariat

Author: The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Association

"Request for Proposal for hosting the Secretariat for the Voluntary Principles Association"...

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Article
25 February 2018
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Author: El País (Costa Rica)

“Costa Rica acogerá foro que promoverá respeto al derecho humanitario”,21 de Febrero de 2018 ...

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7 February 2018
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Author: Antsa R., Midi Madagasikara (Madagascar)

"Ambatovy : Une initiative pour le développement minier durable", 5 février 2018...

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21 November 2017

Tanzania: Activists want justice for victims of alleged human rights abuses at Acacia's mine included in govt.'s framework agreement with parent Barrick Gold; company responds

Human rights advocacy organisations have urged the govt. to address human rights abuses allegedly committed at Acacia's North Mara mine, as part of the framework agreement with Acacia's parent company, Barrick Gold. The activists are seeking President...

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20 November 2017

Peru: United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review to address impacts by companies in local communities

Author: Peru Support Group

“Universal Periodic Review - Peru session (8 November)” - 19 November 2017...

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10 October 2017
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Author: Alan Bryden, Directeur de publication, DCAF, Genève (Suisse)

"La privatisation de la sécurité en Afrique - Défis et enseignements de la Côted'Ivoire, du Mali et du Sénégal", 2016...

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15 September 2017

Third Plenary Meeting of Montreux Document Forum: New mapping & contract tool offer guidance re human rights & security services

With the creation of the Montreux Document Forum (MDF) in 2014, participants established a platform for tackling their challenges in implementing the Montreux Document. On 27 and 28 April 2017, States, international organisations, and civil society...

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25 July 2017

"Public letter from Cerrejón to Global Witness on the 2016 Defenders of the Earth Report"

Author: Lina Echeverri, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Cerrejón

We have read carefully the 2016 Defenders of the Earth report, published by Global Witness. The loss of any human life is cause for sorrow, and this is particularly the case where people are killed as they are trying to defend their land and their...

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