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Triunfo Popular contra la Minería en El Salvador

Triunfo Popular contra la Minería en El Salvador

La red Sí a la Vida no a la Minería / Yes to Life No to Mining celebra con nuestras compañeras y compañeros de El Salvador el triunfo alcanzado al haber votado el parlamento en contra de la minería metálica en ese país.   Nuestros compañeros de El Salvador, de...

El CIADI en el banquillo de los acusados

Hace un año, una coalición internacional de organismos de la sociedad civil, en el que participó Alerta Minera Canadá, daba a conocer un comunicado titulado “No hay ganadores en Pac Rim Mining Company vs El Salvador”, en torno al arbitraje del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI), un...

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

by: Valentina Camacho Montealegre @valentinacmpm (twitter) Through a public letter to the Colombian Constitutional Court, 14 international organizations, 112 Colombian organizations, six research groups and 90 experts and social leaders expressed their opposition against the pronouncement made by the high court saying they are looking at ways of limiting popular...

Resource Roulette: How Deep Sea Mining and Inadequate Regulatory Frameworks Imperil the Pacific and its Peoples

Resource Roulette: How Deep Sea Mining and Inadequate Regulatory Frameworks Imperil the Pacific and its Peoples

This report is by Blue Ocean Law and the Pacific Network on Globalization. This report explores with great insight the experimental industry of Deep Sea Mining (DSM) which various companies are already pushing ahead with the prospecting for. There are few safeguards for the peoples of the Pacific where this...

Video As Evidence: Field Guide | Witness Recursos

Video As Evidence: Field Guide | Witness Recursos

Video captured by citizens and activists can be instrumental in drawing attention to human rights abuses, calling for investigations and advocating for change. But many filmers want their videos to do more: they want their footage to expose abuse and help bring about justice. However, the quality of citizen video...

Study: Human Rights Risks in Mining

Study: Human Rights Risks in Mining

This study, by the Max Planck Foundation, looks at the intersection of mining, development and human rights law. Looking in depth at a range of areas, including both small-scale artisanal mining and large-scale mining. It concludes, speaking very generally, that the larger mining operations risk salient breaches of human rights...

Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

This guide, by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), is brilliantly easy to use and understand. It is an invaluable resource for training and teaching environmental monitors in communities across the world. It goes through logical and clear steps from reviewing your local environment then monitoring the impacts of...

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

This video provides the full panel that occurred in April 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Canada. The different speakers talk on the accountability of Canadian companies abroad, the rights of indigenous groups in both a political and legal sense and the mindset of extractivism in Canada. There is a...

Report: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

Report: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

Report by World Resources Institute.   This report looks at forest territories in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It finds that those territories which are managed by indigenous and local communities are ecologically more resilient and produce less carbon than those which are not. Furthermore, it provides recommendations that indigenous...

Community Consent Index 2015

Community Consent Index 2015

Originally from Oxfam. As large-scale oil, gas, and mining projects move to increasingly remote areas, they threaten to generate adverse impacts for the local communities and indigenous peoples who inhabit these areas. For many project-affected communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they...

The Human Rights Fundaments of Conservation in the Context of the Extraction of Energy Resources

Since the performance of human rights depends on the environment and on access to natural resources, this book shows the extent to which the negative environmental impact arising from extraction operations prevents the effective realization of human rights. The book is aimed at stakeholders in the extractive/energy industries but can...