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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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10 October 2007

Prospectors and 'ninja' miners flood to east's El Dorado [Mongolia]

Author: Jonathan Watts, Guardian [UK]

Enkhmaa – an illegal gold miner…says the Mongolian police seized, beat and imprisoned her for wandering too close to a foreign-owned mine… Russian and local firms have bought up concessions to mine the land [around Ogoomor, Mongolia]… For years, the...

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14 October 2006

[PDF] Release of IPT [Indian People's Tribunal] Report on Kashipur: An Enquiry into Mining and Human Rights Violations in Kashipur, Orissa

Author: Indian People's Tribunal on Environment & Human Rights

An eight member multidisciplinary panel of the Indian People’s Tribunal headed by Justice S. N. Bhargava (Former Chief Justice Sikkim High Court) enquired into alleged human rights and environment violations created by a bauxite-mining project...

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4 October 2006

The Fight for Gold: Police Violently Repress Peaceful Protest at International Mining Conference in Andean Region of Argentina

Author: Centre for Human Rights & Environment (CEDHA - Argentina)

Andalgalá, Catamarca...Local citizens suffered a brutal beating, teargas, and rubber bullets fired by local police at a pro-mining meeting...between high government officials and mining representatives...when [the citizens] claimed their right to know...

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23 April 2006

Three killed in Sudan protest over Nile dam

Author: AFP

Three civilians were killed in violent clashes between Sudanese police and residents protesting the construction of a dam on the Nile river north of Khartoum, police said...Nine people, including four policemen, were also wounded in the clashes Friday...

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29 May 2002

Expert proposes world eco-cops to guard resources

Author: Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

An advisor to the European Union on illegal logging called yesterday for the creation of a specialist group of international environment police to catch criminals plundering the Earth's resources.

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