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Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

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30 April 2009

[DOC] Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

Author: Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP)

This submission focuses on the way existing and proposed mining by global companies in the Philippines poses a threat to human rights, particularly the human right to food of local communities. Its findings build on the WGMP’s recent publication Philippines: Mining or Food?, focusing on the impact of UK companies, with pertinent recommendations on how to address these…The brief case studies below are based on visits by members of the WGMP in 2006 and 2008 and illustrate the negative impacts of global mining companies’, activities on food security in the Philippines. All have a UK connection…[refers to Rio Tinto, Tropical Exploration Philippines, Phelps Dodge, Xstrata Copper, Indophil Resources, Sagittarius Mines, Glencore, BHP Billiton, Asiaticus Management Corporation (AMCOR), Intex Resources (part of Crew Development Corporation), Pelican Resources]

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1 March 2009

"Mining in the Philippines – Mining or Food?" report & company responses/non-responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2009, Robert Goodland and Clive Wicks of the Working Group on Mining in the Philippines - Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility, issued a report, “Mining in the Philippines – Mining or Food?” The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the principal mining companies named in the report to respond to the report and related news stories...
- Asiaticus Management Corp. (AMCOR)... We attempted to contact AMCOR to invite it to respond, but were unable to find any contact information for the company
[company responses from BHP Billiton, Freeport-McMoRan, Intex Resources, Pelican Resources, Philex Gold, Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI)/Xstrata (for themselves & on behalf of Xstrata/SMI's project partner Indophil), TVI Pacific]

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