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Monday, October 20, 2014

(Ottawa/Toronto, October 20, 2014) On Friday, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (IHRP), MiningWatch Canada (MiningWatch) and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ), filed their factum with the Supreme Court of Canada in Yaiguaje et al. v. Chevron. The joint interveners provided the Court with submissions on the proper interpretation of private international law and corporate law principles in light of the international law obligation to provide effective remedies for human rights violations.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Press Release: Kevin McArthur, CEO of Tahoe Resources Inc, has been summoned by the District Attorney’s office in Villa Nueva, Guatemala to provide his declaration with regard to the company's policy of criminalization against community leaders who are in peaceful resistance to the Escobal mine.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

News release: Delegation explains to the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) illegalities and possible harms to people and the environment from Eco Oro Mineral’s Angostura mine in Santurbán, Colombia.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

News release: Canadian complaints office refuses to investigate or to make a full assessment of abuses against Indigenous and campesino community members in connection with the first large scale mining project under construction in Ecuador. The project, originally owned by the Canadian junior mining company Corriente Resources, is now in hands of the Chinese consortium CRCC Tongguan, which maintains a Canadian subsidiary.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

(Ottawa, Sept. 18, 2014) On Thursday, a group of Ottawa-based organizations wrote a letter urging the Australian High Commissioner to work with the Australian government and pressure Melbourne-based OceanaGold to drop its $301 million lawsuit against El Salvador.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

News release: Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture Mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has long been associated with extreme violence against local men and women by mine security and state police associated with the mine. The level of human rights abuses at the mine has spiked again this year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This page provides a number of key background references and links to advanced stage Canadian rare earth projects. The materials present informaiton on the environmental challenges associated with rare earths mining as well as the economic opportunities they present.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

News release: Nearly 150,000 people have already signed an online petition directed at the Australian-Canadian firm OceanaGold urging it to drop its suit against El Salvador. Secret hearings will begin on the case at a little known investment dispute tribunal housed at the World Bank in Washington, on Monday, September 15th.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On August 23, 2014, our friend, fellow activist, and MiningWatch Director Marilyn Crawford’s extended battle with cancer came to an end. We shall miss her greatly and our hearts go out to her family: her husband Buddy, her daughters Ali and Jennifer, and her father, Leonard Bailey.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Neskonlith Secwepemc First Nation has issued an eviction notice to Imperial Metals - the company whose Mount Polley mine released 14.5 billion litres of solid and liquid wastes into the Quesnel Lake watershed on August 4.