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The Treaty Alliance, co-founded by ESCR-Net, has recently launched a new statement. The new document calls on States to participate constructively in upcoming negotiations of the international...

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...