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16 October 2017

UK Court dismisses Vedanta Resources appeal & allows claim of villagers over water pollution in Zambia to proceed

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13 July 2017

"Defenders of the Earth: Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016"

Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)

In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental  defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared  to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...

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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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3 May 2017

India: Villagers fear potential gold exploration by Vedanta Resources may result in displacement & environmental destruction; company assures meaningful engagement with community

The village of Sonakhan in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh fear that potential gold exploration by Vednata Resources may result in displacement, loss of livelihoods and environmental destructions. Vedanta said at the time that the mining...

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3 May 2017

Vedanta Resources' response

Author: Vedanta Resources

As on date we have not commenced any exploration for the  Sonakhan  project. If non –invasive exploration shows a promising result, any plans to create a mining operation will undergo community consultation and a community need assessment. Vedanta...

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2 May 2017

Chhattisgarh villagers see no shine in Vedanta's gold mine in Sonakhan

Author: Reuters

The village of Sonakhan in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh...could soon be enveloped by India's first private gold mine...Residents of Sonakhan - 'sona' is gold in Hindi - sift for flecks of gold on the banks of the river Jonk during the...

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30 April 2017

India: Prafulla Samantara Receives The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017

Author: Counter Currents

Prafulla Samantara, National Convener, National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements and the leader of Lokshakti Abhiyan, Orissa has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017. The Goldman Environmental Prize honours the achievements and...

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3 April 2017

Zambia: Communities continue to live in abject poverty and environmental hazards as mines continue to pollute the environment, says church group

Author: Henry Longbottom, Jesuits European Social Centre (Belgium)

"A choking beast of prey – Mega Mines in Zambia", March 2017...

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29 March 2017

Zambia: Environmental management agency issues compliance and environmental restoration orders to KCM for "polluting the environment over 10 times the statutory limit"

Author: Lusaka Times (Zambia)

"KCM polluting the environment by over 10 times the statutory limit", 28 March 2017...

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22 March 2017

Recent & future trends in access to remedy for corporate abuse – new briefing by Clifford Chance & Global Business Initiative

Author: Clifford Chance & Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

"Access to Remedy: The Next Frontier?", 16 March 2017...

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