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Tebtebba Foundation & Forest Peoples Programme submission to UN Special Representative, on indigenous peoples’ rights & extractive industries - refers to Alcoa, BHP Billiton

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Company response
10 January 2007

Response by BHP Billiton: Indigenous peoples NGOs’ submission to UN Special Representative raises social & environmental concerns about Bakhuys project.

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Company response
9 January 2007

Alcoa response to concerns about Bakhuys project, Suriname

Author: Alcoa

Alcoa is a company that lives by its values. We bring this approach to Suriname through our mining joint venture with BHP Billiton and our own projects. We are taking the lessons learned from our early engagement with stakeholders in Suriname and are creating a more robust and inclusive formal engagement process to ensure closer relationships with the local communities. Discussions have already commenced with community members and will continue as we seek their input on our proposed activities.

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5 January 2007

[DOC] BHP Billiton response to concerns about Bakhuys project, Suriname

Author: BHP Billiton

While we have not had time to read the report in detail, we are concerned that the case study on our activities in Suriname does not fairly reflect our activities to date or our commitment to work with the local communities in the future... We are fully committed to a formal engagement program with the local communities (this is ongoing) and will take their concerns and aspirations into account in our decision making process. We also recognise and respect the role of the Surinamese government in this decision making process. Our objective is to ensure strong community support for all our operations.

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29 December 2006

[PDF] Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Extractive Industries and Transnational and Other Business Enterprises: A Submission to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Author: Forest Peoples Programme & Tebtebba Foundation

This submission to the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (“the Special Representative”) addresses two main areas: 1) the human rights responsibilities and accountability of transnational and other business enterprises (“TNCs”), primarily as related to the issues raised by the Special Representatives’ interim report...and; 2) the nature and extent of indigenous peoples’ rights in international law as reflected in the jurisprudence of United Nations and regional human rights treaty bodies... [includes case study on Bakhuys project, Suriname (joint venture Alcoa & BHP Billiton); also refers to Credit Suisse, UBS]

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