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20 April 2013

Brazil: Former manager accuses Vale of spying on employees & infiltrating social & environmental movements; company response provided

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20 April 2013

Explosive Manager: Former employee accuses Vale of Espionage [Brazil]

Author: Lauro Jardim, Veja online [Brazil] [translation provided by People Affected by Vale]

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Vale to respond. Response provided.] A former Vale manager...André Almeida…[claims]...that company directors ordered him to tap employees' phones, to get journalist's phone bills, and to place...

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17 April 2013

Protest hits Vale coal mine [Mozambique]

Author: South African Press Association (SAPA)

Hundreds of Mozambican protesters blocked access to a coal mine owned by Brazilian group Vale...demanding compensation for the loss of livelihood caused by resettlement...The community is up in arms over the loss of its brick-making activities in the...

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18 March 2013

UNCTAD hosts first Global Corporate Social Responsibility Retreat [Switzerland]

Author: UN Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD hosted its first Global CSR Retreat…bringing together 27 corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals from 18 countries for a…peer-to-peer learning event. Participants shared best practices on sustainable business with their peers from...

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14 February 2013
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Author:, [Brasil]

Por conta de violações às normas de meio ambiente e segurança do trabalho, o Ministério Público do Trabalho no Maranhão (MPT-MA) ingressou com uma Ação Civil Pública (ACP) contra a mineradora Vale...por dano moral coletivo...O MPT-MA investiga a Vale...

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12 February 2013

African mining changes the tune, but will actions follow?

Author: Ed O’Keefe, Director at Synergy Global Consulting in Financial Times

… [A]t the annual Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town…[t]his year…the debate was as much about people and politics as it was about mining. The agenda has clearly changed. At previous Indabas…[d]iscussions on the social outcomes of mining, the resource...

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23 January 2013

[PDF] Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

Author: Prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

The present document provides a summary of the discussions of the first annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, held on 4 and 5 December 2012. Due to the word limit of the document and the scale of the event (21 substantive sessions), this summary...

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4 December 2012
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Author: EFE

En su discurso ante el primer Foro [sobre las] Empresas y Derechos Humanos, inaugurado en Ginebra...Pillay recordó que la asunción de responsabilidades es clave y que, bajo la ley internacional humanitaria, las víctimas "tienen el derecho a ser...

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5 August 2012
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Author: RFI

Des violences ont éclaté dans la nuit de vendredi 3 à samedi 4 août entre forces de l'ordre et Zogota, proche de N'zérékoré, principale ville de la Guinée forestière. Les forces de l'ordre ont tiré à balles réelles : au moins cinq...

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26 July 2012

Train terror as mining giant endangers Earth’s most threatened tribe [Brazil]

Author: Survival International

Plans by a giant mining company to expand a controversial railway line that has already opened up parts of Brazil’s Amazon to invaders, are now putting [Awa indigenous peoples]…in direct danger. Brazilian company Vale…wants to expand this stretch of...

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