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25 January 2016

Company Responses to Human Rights Reports: An Empirical Analysis

Author: Menno T. Kamminga, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1

How do companies respond to their critics? Are there significant differences in responsiveness between industrial sectors, between the countries in which companies are based, and between the companies themselves? Do responses reflect the belief that...

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Article
10 July 2015

Explore the Data: Where Australian Mining Leaves Its Mark

Author: Intl. Consortium of Investigative Journalists

[With data on Botswana, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Refers to Birimian Gold, Callabonna Resources, Endeavour Mining Corporation, Golden Rim Resources, Oklo...

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Article
10 July 2015

Ghana: Minister of Environment proposes creation of environmental policing agency to halt threats to human life

Author: GhanaWeb

'Environmental police team to be established', 10 Jul 2015: Minister of Environment…Mr. Mahama Ayariga has proposed the establishment of an environment police team to address environmental issues in the country. This is aimed at improving the...

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Article
30 April 2015

Ghana: Stakeholders explore ways to enhance mining's contribution to development

Author: ICMM

'Stakeholders explore ways to enhance the contributions of mining to development in Ghana', 30 Apr 2015: The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM) ... brought together communities and mineworkers,...

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Article
4 February 2015

"Company Responses to Human Rights Reports: An Empirical Analysis"

Author: Menno T. Kamminga, Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

How do companies respond to their critics? Are there significant differences in responsiveness between industrial sectors, between the countries in which companies are based and between the companies themselves? Do responses reflect the belief that...

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Lawsuit
18 February 2014

Cambior lawsuit (re Guyana)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In August 1995, the tailings dam at the Omai Mine in Guyana failed, spilling mine tailings containing cyanide, heavy metals and other pollutants into the Essequibo River.  About 23,000 people live in the region surrounding the river, and they rely on...

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Article
29 January 2014

Prestea demonstrates against poor living conditions [Ghana]

Author: Issah Alhassan, Chronicle (Ghana)

The people of Prestea...[have] protested against...the deplorable state of the town and worsening economic conditions. Led by...chief of the town, Nana Nteboah Pra IV...residents ...carr[ied] placards...which...read: “Surface mining will kill us”......

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Article
11 December 2013

Overlapping Land and Natural Resource Rights Creates Conflict in Africa

Author: Danielle King & Peter Veit, World Resources Institute

Land use conflicts between communities and mining companies...are common across Africa. In much of Africa, the bundle of land rights that most rural people legally hold is relatively small—usually limited to surface rights and certain rights to some...

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Story
13 November 2013

Community-based group in Prestea reports “brutalities” by Golden Star Resources & state security against local residents, allegedly under guise of fighting illegal mining.

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Company non-response
13 November 2013

Golden Star Resources did not respond to: Community-based group in Prestea reports “brutalities” by Golden Star Resources & state security against local residents, allegedly under guise of fighting illegal mining.

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