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Human Rights - The Mining Association of Canada

As members of the Mining Association of Canada, all participating companies that rely upon private or public security forces commit to implementing a human rights and security approach consistent with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) and based on a determination of risk at facilities that they control.

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Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human ...

Human rights advocates say there are a number of communities, including Indigenous groups, around the world that allege they are suffering similar abuses linked to Canadian

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About Mining, Environment and Human Rights – Center for ...

CEDHA’s Mining, Environment and Human Rights Program aims to reduce non-sustainable impacts of mining, and create more effective channels of access to justice for communities affected by mining activity in Argentina and in the region. CEDHA also has a Glaciers and Sustainability Initiative for Latin America, working to protect glaciers in the region which are affected by irresponsible ...

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Human rights and the mining industry: managing the ...

2014-07-25  Human rights and the mining industry: managing the problems before they arise As people become ever more aware of what’s going on the world — including the impact of commercial activity on human...

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Oil, Mining, and Natural Resources Human Rights Watch

2021-02-11  The oil, mining and gas industries are central to the economies of many developing countries. At the same time, these industries often give rise to

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Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights ...

The Human Rights Law Centre claims that “the mine pollution continues to infringe nearly all the economic, social and cultural rights of these indigenous communities, including their rights to food, water, health, housing and an adequate standard of living.”

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Gold mining and the abuse of environmental and human ...

(Cambridge, MA, October 12, 2016)—South Africa has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) said in a new report released today.

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Human Rights Organization Condemns Police Repression ...

2021-03-11  (Ottawa) On March 9th, the Peruvian organization Human Rights Without Borders-Cusco (DHSF, from its initials in Spanish) wrote an open letter to the Peruvian delegation at the Prospectors and Developers Association (PDAC) convention in Toronto and a more detailed letter to Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals. The letters denounce police repression against locals peacefully

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Canadian mining firms worst for environment, rights ...

2010-10-19  OTTAWA—Canadian mining companies are far and away the worst offenders in environmental, human rights and other abuses around the world, according to a global study commissioned by an industry...

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Human rights and the mining industry: managing the ...

2014-07-25  On the other hand, a well thought through approach to human rights will support the smooth running of a project, enhance the reputation of the mining company, and help to

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Normalising respect and remedy for human rights in mining

2021-03-03  The report firmly points out that: “The mining industry needs to prove that it prioritises environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk management over short-term considerations.” 2. Some companies score as low as 19%, others as high as 75% . While the data signifies a low average of 19% scored by large mining companies on human rights-related issues, it also points out that, on the ...

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Investors are increasingly shunning mining companies that ...

2021-02-23  Human rights violations by mining companies are hardly a concern only for investors. The biggest risks are to the communities that contain the mines, the

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Environmental, human rights questions ... - Republic of Mining

2020-10-15  Environmental, human rights questions shadow Hope Bay mine sale – by Derek Neary (Nunavut News – October 13, 2020) October 15, 2020 in Asia Mining , Canada Mining – North of 60 , Canadian Regional Media and Web Publications , Gold and Silver

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Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human ...

“(The federal government has) proven in Canada and around the world to be inadequate and ineffective when it comes to redressing human rights abuses.” The Mining Association of Canada ...

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Mining, the environment, and human rights in Ghana: An ...

Environment, human rights and mining conflicts in Ghana. In L. Zarsky (Ed.), Human rights and the environment: Conflicts and norms in a globalizing world (pp. 92-108). London: Earthscan ...

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Canadian mining firms worst for environment, rights ...

2010-10-19  OTTAWA—Canadian mining companies are far and away the worst offenders in environmental, human rights and other abuses around the world, according to a global study commissioned by an industry ...

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Human Rights, the Environment and Mining: Holding ...

A joint reading of environmental and human rights law leads to a straightforward result: Peru must protect the right to health, by protecting the environment. It must make sure that the polluter is held accountable for the contamination. To identify the polluter, Peru must seek evidence, if necessary, through international cooperation. If science remains inconclusive, the precautionary ...

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Human Rights The Environment Human Rights @ Harvard ...

In October 2016, the Clinic released a report, “The Cost of Gold: Environmental, Health, and Human Rights Consequences of Gold Mining in South Africa’s West and Central Rand,” which documented the immediate and long-term effects of South African gold mining on surrounding communities and the environment. In October 2016, the Clinic helped organize a three-day conference, “Climate ...

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The Human Rights Impact of Bauxite Mining in Guinea HRW

2018-10-04  Although neither Guinea’s 2011 mining code nor its 1989 environment code explicitly mention human rights, they both impose obligations on companies to

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Normalising respect and remedy for human rights in mining

2021-03-03  The report firmly points out that: “The mining industry needs to prove that it prioritises environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk management over short-term considerations.” 2. Some companies score as low as 19%, others as high as 75% . While the data signifies a low average of 19% scored by large mining companies on human rights-related issues, it also points out that, on the ...

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Investors are increasingly shunning mining companies that ...

2021-02-23  Human rights violations by mining companies are hardly a concern only for investors. The biggest risks are to the communities that contain the mines, the

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Environmental, human rights questions ... - Republic of Mining

2020-10-15  Environmental, human rights questions shadow Hope Bay mine sale – by Derek Neary (Nunavut News – October 13, 2020) October 15, 2020 in Asia Mining , Canada Mining – North of 60 , Canadian Regional Media and Web Publications , Gold and Silver

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Canadian mining companies will now face human rights ...

2019-06-07  Canadian mining companies will now face human rights charges in Canadian courts Canada is the undisputed powerhouse of the mining industry, home to 75 per cent of its companies — but the industry is plagued by allegations of rape and slavery abroad. Now those who feel harmed or violated can seek justice back in Canada

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‘It’s time for the mining industry to step up on the ...

2018-11-28  ICMM’s new performance expectations raise the bar on the current membership requirements to define what mining with principles looks like in practice, by setting a strong benchmark for the industry’s environmental and social performance that will be widely adopted. It is making implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights a condition of membership.

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South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights ...

Mining firms have often caused or contributed to human rights abuses in pursuit of profit while governments have been too weak in regulating them effectively,” said Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa.

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Mining, the environment, and human rights in Ghana: An ...

2020-07-12  To address this gap, this paper examines the extent to which mining companies meet their responsibility to respect human rights and ensure that environmental rights of community members in mining areas are not violated.

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Human rights, the environment and mining: holding ...

2017-05-22  Human rights, the environment and mining: holding transnational corporations accountable The human rights obligations of businesses are becoming increasingly significant. Here, Claudia Müller-Hoff considers current litigation in Peru, with relevance to UK-based and other multinationals By Claudia Müller-Hoff On May 22, 2017. Litigation that tests the division between

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The Transition to Green Energy Has Dirty Side Effects for ...

2020-06-18  Mining companies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent damage to the environment by making operations more resource-efficient.

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OHCHR Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

The Human Rights Council established the mandate for the Independent Expert on human rights and the environment in 2012 (resolution 19/10). Mr. John Knox was appointed the first Independent Expert on human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment for a three year term. His mandate was further extended in March 2015 as a Special ...

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Canadian mining companies will now face human rights ...

2019-06-07  Canadian mining companies will now face human rights charges in Canadian courts Canada is the undisputed powerhouse of the mining industry, home to 75 per cent of its companies — but the industry is plagued by allegations of rape and

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Human rights, environment and mining by EGP on

Human rights, environment and mining Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment and SOURCE International, held on October 21, 2019. Published 2019-10-18 16:25:01 UTC Story by EGP. This Brown Bag Lunch Discussion at UNDP Headquarters in New York highlighted the central role of integrated approaches for

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‘It’s time for the mining industry to step up on the ...

2018-11-28  ‘It’s time for the mining industry to step up on the environment and human rights’ By Aidan Davy on Nov 28, 2018 Aidan Davy of the International Council on Mining and Metals explains why the organisation has become the first industry body to commit to

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The Transition to Green Energy Has Dirty Side Effects for ...

2020-06-18  The human rights abuses and environmental degradation in places like Congo do not bode well for the West’s transition to sustainable energy, which

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Human rights, the environment and mining: holding ...

2017-05-22  Human rights, the environment and mining: holding transnational corporations accountable The human rights obligations of businesses are becoming increasingly significant. Here, Claudia Müller-Hoff considers current litigation in Peru, with relevance to UK-based and other multinationals By Claudia Müller-Hoff On May 22, 2017. Litigation that tests the division between

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Business and Human Rights Amnesty International Canada

Canadian oil, gas and mining companies have operations in over 100 countries around the world and Canada has been called upon by international human rights bodies to regulate Canadian companies' overseas operations as well as sanction those which abuse human rights.

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Cobalt mining in the DRC: the dark side of a clean future

It is a question that Amnesty International, the world’s leading human rights organisation, has been asking for some time. Yanick, who is now at secondary school, says working at the mines was a “living hell” More oversight needed over cobalt supply chains. In 2016, after a nine-month investigation, it published a report which revealed that seven of the world’s leading electric vehicle ...

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Cobalt blues: Environmental pollution and human rights ...

Research by SOMO reveals that serious human rights violations and environmental pollution are happening in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a result of cobalt mining, including water pollution and forced evictions.The report, called "Cobalt blues: Environmental pollution and human rights violations in Katanga’s copper and cobalt mines", shows that these problems are structural.

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Environmental Risks of Mining - Massachusetts Institute of ...

Unregulated mining has the potential to release harmful substances into the soil, air, and water. Mission 2016 proposes that governments enforce regulations on companies and use cutting-edge technology to reduce the damage from mining-related sources.

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Rio Tinto: A Shameful History of Human and Labour Rights ...

2010-04-20  § Serious human rights violations have reportedly occurred near the Grasberg Mine and Rio Tinto and Freeport-McMoRan have been accused of complicity due to their reliance on the military and police for security at the mine.

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