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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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10 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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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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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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1 December 2008

[PDF] Code of Conduct: Tool for Self-Regulation for Private Military and Security Companies

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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1 May 2008

[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...

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11 December 2007

[DOC] Private Security Companies and a Parallel State in Angola

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...

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