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Thursday, July 4, 2013

News release: The complaints office of the World Bank's International Financial Corporation (IFC) will undertake an audit of the IFC’s decision to purchase US$18.2 million worth of shares in Eco Oro Minerals (previously Greystar Resources). The decision supports complainants’ arguments that the International Financial Corporation did not adequately evaluate the environmental and social impacts of company’s project in Colombia.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

News release: Canadian civil society organizations that have worked together for the adoption of mandatory corporate accountability measures for almost a decade, join together to welcome Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement in London yesterday that Canada will be establishing new mandatory reporting standards for Canadian extractive companies.

Monday, June 3, 2013

News release: On Friday, the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) called on the Ontario Securities Commission to investigate Tahoe Resources for poor disclosure in the wake of wiretap evidence linking two of its security personnel to shootings at its only mine project in southeast Guatemala.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

News release: (Ottawa) The situation around Eldorado Gold Corporation’s mining projects in northern Greece is extremely tense. In the face of negative official response to social and environmental concerns from the company, Greek authorities, and even the Canadian Ambassador – a delegation from the affected area has come to ask Canadians for help.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Public Declaration: Eleven Chilean organizations, representing groups living downstream of Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama project, speak out against the recent fine and suspension imposed on the company for not going far enough. Barrick Gold faces a record fine of $16.4 million and must halt operations until it takes measures to prevent water contamination.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Media advisory: A delegation from northern Greece will be visiting Canada from May 26th to 31st, 2013, to alert Canadians to the current situation with Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold’s proposed Skouries and Perama Hill mining projects. The Greek delegation includes the Mayor of Alexandroupoli, Vaggelis Lampakis; Tolis Papageorgiou of Halkidiki; and Maria Kadoglou of Hellenic Mining Watch.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

News release: In a new report, More Shine Than Substance: How RJC certification fails to create responsible jewelleryan international coalition of labour and environmental groups indicts the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)’s certification system as misleading jewellery consumers. The RJC holds its annual meeting in Milan on May 23.

Monday, May 13, 2013

News release: A complaint has been brought by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), a human rights organisation, concerning mining assets controlled by companies associated with ENRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including Canadian company Africo Resources.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Investor Alert: Today, the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) and MiningWatch Canada warned Tahoe Resources investors against further investment in the Escobal silver project, given lack of community support and increasing violence and repression in the area.

Monday, May 6, 2013

News release: Documents released from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in response to a request under the access to information act reveal that Canadian authorities put public resources at the service of Calgary-based Blackfire Exploration despite connections with suspects in the murder of a local activist, mine suspension, and widely reported allegations of corruption.