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17 June 2019
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3 June 2019

Latin America: Report deepens understanding of socio-environmental conflicts caused by mining in the region

Author: Latin American Conflict Observatory (OCMAL)

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20 May 2019

Latin America: Report details impacts of international arbitrations filed by mining companies

New report details the impacts of international arbitration filed by mining companies in countries across Latin America.  The report analyses 38 cases filed by global mining corporations against Latin American governments using the investor-state...

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18 March 2019

Canadian govt. releases guidance for private sector support for human rights defenders & civic freedoms

Author: Global Affairs Canada

"CSR Snapshot #7 – Private Sector Support for Human Rights Defenders: A Primer for Canadian Businesses", 04 Mar 2019...

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16 July 2018

Range of human rights abuses by extractive companies allegedly tied to European financial institutions: companies respond to Facing Finance report

"The global extractives industry is heavily involved in some of the worst labour, environmental and human rights violations. The rights of communities, farmers and indigenous people are being trampled in the push for ever more extraction. Indeed all b...

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25 October 2016

Report: The “Canada Brand”: Violence and Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America

Author: Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP)

This is the first report to profile specific forms of violence and criminalization associated with Canadian mining projects in Latin America over a fifteen year period…[W]e provide observations about the violent incidents studied…make observations...

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23 July 2015
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22 July 2015

Full paper: "Community voice in human rights impact assessments"

Author: Oxfam America

Human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) are intended to minimize human rights risks, lessen adverse impacts, and strengthen positive outcomes of business investments on affected populations. For an HRIA to fulfill this purpose, it must consider the...

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1 December 2013
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