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29 April 2014

State of Emergency for PNG's Porgera gold mine

Author: Campbell Cooney, ABC Radio Australia

A State of Emergency will come into effect this Friday, in an area around the Porgera Gold Mine [joint venture Barrick Gold & Mineral Resources Enga] in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province, in an attempt to try and stop illegal mining. Five people...

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13 June 2013

[PDF] Laos: Caught on camera. The enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Author: Amnesty International

Sombath Somphone, aged 61, is a well-known and respected member of civil society in...Laos...[O]n 15 December 2012...traffic police stopped Sombath...He was taken away in a pick-up truck and never made it home. Six months on, his fate and whereabouts...

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28 August 2012

Protesters challenge Vedanta on human rights [India & UK]

Author: Simon Goodley, Guardian [UK]

Campaigners highlighting environmental and human rights breaches by...Vedanta Resources have been intimidated by police forces and subjected to trumped up charges...The allegations were made by...Amnesty International at the FTSE 100 group's annual...

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21 August 2012

[PDF] Dirty Work: Shell’s security spending in Nigeria and beyond

Author: Platform

This briefing presents an analysis of Shell’s global security expenditure between 2007 and 2009...By 2009, Shell’s total support for government forces in Nigeria reached an estimated $65 million. This is a staggering transfer of company funds and...

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9 February 2010

Barrick Gold response

Author: Compiled by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Barrick Gold to respond to Amnesty International concerns over forced evictions and police violence near its Porgera mine, Papua New Guinea. Barrick sent two documents in response.

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2 February 2010

Police Violence and Illegal Evictions Near Papua New Guinean Gold Mine Must Be Investigated

Author: Amnesty International

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to... [the Porgera] gold mine…Amnesty International also has concerns regarding...

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Article
9 December 2009

Papua New Guinea Porgera update: Companies accept that police forced communities from their homes near Porgera mine

Author: Amnesty International

Following...research by Amnesty International which found evidence of police violence and forced evictions of people living near the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea, Barrick Gold Corporation... now accepts that people were living in permanent houses...

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Article
2 June 2009

Controversial Chinese Firm Given Another Copper Mine [Zambia]

Author: Kelvin Kachingwe, Inter Press Service News Agency

The desperate need to find an alternative investor for the closed Luanshya Copper Mines (joint venture International Mineral Resources, Bein Stein Group Resources) in Zambia’s Copperbelt has not prevented some Zambians from fiercely opposing the...

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30 March 2009

Troubles mount for Vedanta – OECD accepts Survival complaint as chairman faces fraud inquiry

Author: Survival International

UK mining giant Vedanta Resources was dealt a double blow today as the OECD agreed that all the complaints made by Survival about the company’s planned bauxite mine in Orissa merit further consideration, and Indian police investigate fraud allegations...

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1 March 2009

[PDF] Zimbabwe, Diamonds and the Wrong Side of History

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

This report describes the role of diamonds in the Zimbabwean economy and their place in the country’s increasingly repressive governance. It describes growing evidence of smuggling, the militarization of diamond resources and the killing of dozens of...

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