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25 Years Building Mining Justice

MiningWatch is turning 25! Join us for our in-person conference in Ottawa on June 7, which will be a special opportunity to reflect on where we were when MiningWatch Canada first formed 25 years ago and the challenges posed by a global intensification of mining today. We set out to bring people together to exchange experiences and grow solidarity and expertise to challenge the power of the mining industry and the politics that serve it, building networks, coalitions, and relationships. What have we learned? And where do we go from here? Gain important insight into how the struggle for mining justice has evolved and hear from Indigenous and other mining-affected communities about their powerful organizing strategies to protect life for generations to come.

Putting Voices at Risk: Brief to UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor on Canada's support for mining over human rights

To accompany a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, we provide six case studies spanning 17 years that demonstrate Canada's failures to respect human rights when it comes to mining. The first two case studies precede Canada’s adoption in 2016 of Voices at Risk: Canada’s Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders (Voices at Risk). Events outlined in the four subsequent case studies take place after the adoption of Voices at Risk.