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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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12 July 2017

Tanzania: NGO calls for compensation to victims of alleged human rights abuses at Acacia's North Mara mine; company responds

Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) has urged the Tanzanian government and investors to ensure Acacia Mining addresses alleged human rights violations at the North Mara gold mine, including providing compensation to victims, as part of the...

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6 July 2017

Human rights good practice note for business operating in areas with violent crime endorsed by UN Global Compact Working Group

Author: Lise Smit, UN Global Compact

"Human rights good practice for business operating in areas with violent crime," 31 May 2017...

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1 June 2017

Canada: UN experts urge govt. & business to better protect indigenous rights & human rights defenders, and improve access to remedy

Following a ten-day visit to Canada, the UN Working Group on business and human rights has released a statement urging the Canadian authorities and business sector to strengthen their efforts to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of...

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1 June 2017

Human Rights Watch submission to UN Working Group on overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies

Author: Human Rights Watch

Canada - arguably the global mining industry's most important hub - needs to develop mechanisms that pay close attention to the human rights records of Canadian companies when they operate abroad...[Human Rights Watch] has urged the Candian govt. to...

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19 April 2017

Checklist to improve respect for children's rights in extractives' security arrangements

Author: UNICEF, Govt. of Canada, Barrick Gold

Children and young people are particularly vulnerable to the impact of security arrangements in the context of extractive activities...children may be recruited and used by private and public security or suffer other human rights violation at the...

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6 February 2017
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Desde puntos de vista distintos, se presentan análisis desde las organizaciones de la sociedad civil respecto de la correlación entre crecimiento de la demanda de minería de oro, ligado a mercados ilegales con graves impactos en el aumento de la...

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8 January 2017

Report on relationship between armed private security firms and violence in Latin American countries

Author: DCAF-UNLIREC

“Armed private security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Oversight and accountability in an evolving context”...

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