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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...
- Related stories: Nigeria: Activists concerned that Shell's increased security spending in Delta region fuels human rights abuses; Shell responds
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on conflict & peace Private military & security companies
- Related companies: AGIP (part of Eni) Chevron Control Risks Eni Erinys International Executive Outcomes G4S Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Saladin Security Total
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.
- Related stories: Indigenous leaders from Papua New Guinea travel to Canada to demand Barrick Gold address alleged human rights abuses Papua New Guinea: Amnesty Intl report on police violence, illegal evictions near Barrick Gold mine - raises concerns over company’s alleged support for police
- Related companies: Barrick Gold Porgera (joint venture Barrick Gold & Mineral Resources Enga)
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...
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...
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...
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...
- Related stories: OECD to consider Survival Intl. complaint against Vedanta regarding plans to mine on tribal lands in Orissa, India Vedanta Resources lawsuit (re Dongria Kondh in Orissa)
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News
- Related companies: Vedanta Resources
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...
Author: Nils Rosemann, published by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
This study aims to illustrate patterns of behavioural rules derived from corporate obligations, and to deduce from these a draft Code of Conduct (CoC) for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). The purpose of a Code of Conduct for [PMSCs] is...
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[PDF] Universal Periodic Review - Ghana (May 2008) Human Rights violations in the context of large-scale mining operations - Submission by FIAN International
Author: FoodFirst Information & Action Network
The intention of this submission is to draw attention to the number and intensity of human rights violations in the context of large-scale mining operations in Ghana...During the reporting period, the expansion of existing as well as the development...
- Related stories: Ghana: Report says deployment of military to mining areas has led to serious human rights violations
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- Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti Golden Star Resources Newmont Red Back Mining
Author: Rafael Marques de Morais (talk delivered at Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Angola is the third largest oil producer in Africa...and the fifth largest diamond producer in the world. Its endowment in natural resources has brought much destruction to its people and its soil, for it has always attracted an unscrupulous...