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Blog post
23 April 2018

Kanyika community mobilises against corporate harm in Malawi: Taming “the greedy Elephant”

Author: Joseph Kibugu, Senior Researcher & Representative for Eastern Africa, and Joy Mabenge, Anglophone Southern & Western Africa Researcher & Representative, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

The disproportionate power of corporations compared to host communities in mining areas calls for deeper thinking by human rights advocates to devise ways to empower such communities in mobilising against corporate-related human rights harm.

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Article
2 January 2018

What We’re Talking About January 2018

Author: Verité

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month....

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Blog post
26 February 2017

In-depth interview with Andy Hall: "Companies should help prevent another witch hunt on human rights defenders and civil society"

Author: Bobbie Sta Marta and Ana Zbona, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Feb 2017

Plum Village Zen Buddhist monastery is not where we were expecting to find Andy Hall - an international affairs advisor to the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) in Thailand and a well-known human rights defender - when we asked him for an interview. After leaving Thailand because of being harshly prosecuted because of his activism, he retreated to the Zen Buddhist monastery in Southern France where he spent 100 days of his life going inwards, being mindful, his movements limited to 3 temples in the countryside. He says it was hard to leave the country where he spent the last 11 years fighting for migrants’ workers’ rights – but harsh judicial harassment, most importantly by Natural Fruit, a company the abuses of which he was investigating, made it impossible to stay.

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24 November 2015

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24 November 2015
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Campesinos y ONG se oponen a la minería de titanio en Chiapas de la empresa minera china Honour Up Trading por presuntos impactos negativos a la salud, el acceso al agua y el medio ambiente....

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24 November 2015
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24 November 2015

Mexico: Communities protest over alleged harms to health & access to water, and increase in conflict, by titanium mining of Honour Up

Locals and NGOs have been protesting against titanium mining concessions of Honour Up Trading due to possible negative impacts to health, the environment, access to water, and social conflict.  ...

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Article
5 November 2015
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Author: Renata Bessi y Santiago Navarro, Subversiones (México)

…Hoy, la empresa minera china, Honour Up Trading…busca acaparar una de las mayores vetas de titanio de México…De acuerdo con los datos de la organización REMA en Soconusco…donde están en proceso de explotación dos minas de titanio, los casos de cáncer...

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Article
20 October 2015

Mexican farmers accuse mining companies of shady tactics in Chiapas

Author: Renata Bessi & Santiago Navarro, Truthout

…Chinese mining company Honour Up Trading is seeking to gain control…to exploit one of the biggest seams of titanium in Mexico…[N]eighbors in Los Cacaos express acute fears about the potential environmental effects…"If they build tunnels, the mountain...

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10 February 2015
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Author: Elio Henríquez, La Jornada (México)

“Tras meses de oposición labriegos de Chiapas aceptan vender parcelas a una minera china”, 8 de febrero de 2015 …[E]jidatarios de El Triunfo…Chiapas, aceptaron vender parcelas a la empresa minera china Honour Up Trading, para la explotación de hierro ...

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