Category Archives: Corporate Impunity

Canada imagines itself as a guardian of human rights, but Canada’s financial and legal mechanisms are actually noteworthy for the protection they afford to—not people, but—corporations involved in violations and conflict zones. Instead of regulating extractive practices, Canada has been described as a “judicial paradise” of immunity for extractive companies. One suppressed industry report found Canadian mining companies are implicated in four times as many violations of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as mining companies from other countries.

Press Release – Vancouver Court Clears Way for Slave Labour Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company To Go To Trial

Friends of MiningWatch 6 October 2016, 4.29pm EDT (Vancouver) The Supreme Court of British Columbia today rejected efforts by Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU/NYSE MKT: NSU) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by three Eritrean men who allege they were … Continue reading

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News bulletins about Goldcorp Inc. (Rights Action)

Posts from Rights Action on Goldcorp Inc. activities in Guatemala: Contamination of Water By Goldcorp Inc. (Montana Exploradora) In San Miguel Ixtahuacan And Sipacapa, San Marcos: The INACIF assessment confirmed that the total nitrogen in the water discharge from the … Continue reading

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Hudbay Minerals: Stop the Harassment in Guatemala Concerning Mining Related Criminal and Civil Lawsuits (Rights Action)

(Below: A letter to Hudbay Minerals and CGN concerning harassment in Guatemala of German Chub related to civil lawsuits in Canada and a criminal trial in Guatemala. The letter is written by Graham Russell of Rights Action. For more information … Continue reading

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Press release: HudBay Minerals Declared “Corporate Criminals” in People’s Trial (MISN)

[Press release and photo from Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN)’s mock trial to hold Toronto’s HudBay Minerals accountable for mine-related abuses.] [Members and supporters of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network gather after the guilty verdict was declared in the Peoples … Continue reading

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Tahoe Resources Mining executive in Guatemala gives direct orders to kill protestors (Guatemala Times)

“The investigation of the mining conflicts in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, took a 180 degrees turn, after the Public Ministry submitted audio from wiretapping as evidence. In the audio it can be clearly heard how Alberto Rotondo, head … Continue reading

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Massive Exploitation of Mineral Resources Caused Mining Disaster in Tibet: CTA report (Central Tibetan Administration)

Statement and report on the landslide at China Gold’s Gyama/Jiama mine from the Tibetan Government in Exile’s Environment Desk. The report also provides background about the climate of repression and the interplay of politics and wealth within extractive projects in Tibet:   … Continue reading

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Public forum | The Accountability Gap: Canadian Mining in Mexico (and beyond)

Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.  Vancouver Public Library, central branch, lower level, 350 West Georgia Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm for public reception / panel discussion at 7 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion on the impact Canadian … Continue reading

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