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Transnational Lawsuits in Canada Against Extractive Companies: Developments in Civil Lititation [Brief – Above Ground]

Source: AboveGround Published February 17, 2016; last updated May 31, 2018 INTRODUCTION Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. To date, no … Continue reading

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BC Mining Resisters of the Year: Bisha Mine Workers (in Eritrea)

Every year in May, the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) holds the “BC Mining Person of the Year Award” gala. Illustrious past winners include Pierre Lebel of Imperial Metals (Mount Polley Mine) and John McManus of Taseko Mines (New Prosperity Mine). … Continue reading

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Nevsun appeals to Canada Supreme Court in Eritreans’ forced labor lawsuit (Reuters)

By Susan Taylor Source: Reuters TORONTO (Reuters) – Nevsun Resources Ltd is appealing to Canada’s Supreme Court to throw out a lower court ruling which allowed Eritrean workers, who say they were forced to work at its mine, to have … Continue reading

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Almost A Quarter Million People Worldwide Join Call for Nevsun Resources Investors to Divest Over Abuses at Eritrea Mine [Press Release]

Freedom United – Mining Justice Alliance – MiningWatch Canada (Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, May 3, 2017) Community members joined Vancouver’s Mining Justice Alliance outside Nevsun Resources’ Annual General Meeting today to present over 240,000 signatures on petitions calling for the … Continue reading

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Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador

The full report, executive summary, and a print version are available for download here, at MiningWatch’s website. This report documents the current activities of the El Dorado Foundation, which was originally established by Pacific Rim Mining in El Salvador in 2005, … Continue reading

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El Salvador groups accuse Pacific Rim of ‘assault on democratic governance’ (The Guardian)

This article by Claire Provost examines efforts of Pacific Rim to sue El Salvador for refusing to let the company dig for gold in its northern province of Cabañas.  A multinational mining company has been accused of launching “a direct assault on … Continue reading

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