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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted a landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and...

The Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE) collaborated with Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre to...

Representatives from 35 civil society organizations and community groups based in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia participated in a workshop on how individuals and communities harmed by development projects can seek recourse.  Several ESCR-Net members, including...

On April 28, 2017, the South African Company AngloGold Ashanti issued a press release regarding the mining project “La Colosa” in the town of Cajamarca, department of Tolima, Colombia. The press release announced their decision to stop all project activities, and...

Indian social movement leader Prafulla Samantara has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize...

MiningWatch Canada has called on the Canadian Government to denounce the harassment and criminalization of members of human rights and environmental justice organizations and local community leaders, as well as a member of their staff, for their

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On 27 March, 2017, the residents of the Cajamarca region of Colombia, decided by a democratic popular referendum to reject a mining project that threatens an environmentally protected rural area...

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly voted in March, 2017 to become the first country to ban mining for gold and other metals, and cancel projects in the pipeline. This was a development driven by several NGOs and social movements and...

Extensive mining in the Bisie region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to tension and conflict between local communities and mining operators. The ...

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) announced on February 2017 the establishment of an expert panel of jurists to study and provide guidance on the effectiveness of grievance procedures provided by businesses to address and remedy harms arising from their...

In response to the decision issued by the Unitary Agrarian Court of the Sixth District in Torreón, Coahuila, women and men of the ejido La Sierrita de Galeana in Durango, Mexico, filed an appeal on 5 December 2016, to demand...