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MiningWatch Canada highlights on the growing number of communities saying no to large scale mining in defense of their lands and wellbeing

ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group launches new practitioners’ guide to support the interpretation and application of ETOs in the context of corporate human rights violations

PODER has launched a new open data platform to address the lack of transparency and advance corporate accountability of the private sector in Latin America by monitoring companies, corporative elites and their government counterparts

Front Line Defenders publishes a report on the current conflicts between mining companies and the defenders of the rights of peasants and indigenous people in Peru

Colombia's Constitutional Court reviewed a tutela action case (action seeking protection of constitutional rights) which looked into whether the mining operations of the company Drummond had violated the rights to life, to a healthy environment, to privacy and to health of a citizen and his family living near the Pribbenow open-pit mine, located in La Loma, municipality of El Paso, department of Cesar, in the North of Colombia.  Based in the United States, Drummond develops and processes coal in both the US and Colombia.

On 11 June, 2014, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the President of the Philippines to express concern regarding the ongoing harassment and intimidation of Ed Cubelo, a trade union leader and member of Defend Job who is working protect and defend human rights in the Philippines.

Diaguita communities and individuals living in the Huasco river's high basin, in the Atacama region of Chile, filed an action to protect constitutional rights against Compañía Minera Nevada SpA (a subsidiary of Canada-based Barrick Gold) and the Comisión de Evaluación Ambiental (Chile's government agency dealing with environmental issues).

Members of the ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) have recently accomplished several important interventions in an effort to strengthen corporate accountability for human rights at the international level

Human rights violations connected to the POSCO-India project must be addressed as a matter of priority by India and South Korea during South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s state visit to India.