SUROESTE ANTIOQUEÑO EN ALERTA POR GRAN MINERÍA - COLOMBIA

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

Original post: http://m.eltiempo.com/opinion/columnistas/jorge-eduardo-cock/alerta-por-gran-mineria-jorge-eduardo-cock-90818 By: Jorge Eduardo Cock L. The happening and result of the recent popular consultation held in Cajamarca, Tolima regarding mining in this territory persuaded the inhabitants of Támesis, Jericó, and other municipalities in the region known as Southwest Antioquia to hold a forum with experts on mining, its benefits...

ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases

ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases

Originally posted by The Guardian. 19/09/2016 By John Vidal and Owen Bowcott. Environmental destruction and landgrabs could lead to governments and individuals being prosecuted for crimes against humanity by the international criminal court following a decision to expand its remit. The UN-backed court, which sits in The Hague, has mostly...

#VideoAsEvidence

#VideoAsEvidence

  • Written on: 13 May 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

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...

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...

Burying the Law to Make Way for a Coal Mine

Burying the Law to Make Way for a Coal Mine

Originally written by Kanchi Kohli and Alok Shukla for  by The Wire on 19/02/2016 The cancellation of  the community rights of Ghatbarra village over the Hasdeo Arand forest to make way for a coal mine raises many questions. When the Forest Survey of India’s 2011 report celebrated Hasdeo Arand as...

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...

‘Rivers of Acid’ in Zambian Villages

‘Rivers of Acid’ in Zambian Villages

Originally published by the BBC on 8/09/15.   Zambian villagers are taking a multinational copper mining firm to court in the UK, accusing it of poisoning their water. The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko visited the area which has allegedly been polluted. “I see an environmental catastrophe coming our way,” said the...

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...

Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the struggle for human rights

Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the struggle for human rights

Originally published by Michael Caster on OpenDemocracy.net 3/08/15     The Letpadaung copper mine in the Sagaing Region of central Myanmar has become a major fault line in the struggle for human rights in that country. It is also emblematic of a global problem: the damage caused by exploitative resource extraction...

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...