MiningWatch Canada’s Annual Seminar – All Are Welcome

MiningWatch Annual Seminar – April 27, 2017

This year we have two topics, with special guests to present and discuss them with us. All are invited.

1. Challenging Barrick Gold on Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Destruction - with Indigenous Ipili women Everlyn Gaupe and Joycelyn Mandi

2. Making Next-Generation Environmental Assessment a Reality - with Anna Johnston, staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law

At 1:00-3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017, J.K. Wyllie Boardroom, Public Service Alliance of Canada, 233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa

Cáceres Petition Presentation - April 4, 2017

Berta Cáceres Petition Presentation – Ottawa

People around the world marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of environmental leader Berta Cáceres. In Ottawa, Canada, a group presented a petition to the Honduran embassy, and had a message for the Canadian government.

Experts Call for Next-Generation Environmental Assessment Law

Berta Cáceres, Nelson García and Tomás García; Artist: Pat Perry
COPINH Leaders Berta Cáceres, Nelson García and Tomás García, "Wake up humanity, we're out of time"; Artist: Pat Perry

The World Demands Justice for the Murder of Berta Cáceres

Mural of Marcelo Rivera on the Casa de Cultura in San Isidro, Cabañas, El Salvador; Photo: MiningWatch

In El Salvador, OceanaGold Must ‘Pay Up and Pack Up’

Video about the origins of the mining conflicts in Nankints, Morona Santiago, Ecuador; By Minka Urbana

Persecution of Indigenous Leaders Persists in Ecuador

Teztan Biny
Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). Ramsey Hart photo.

Prosperity Mine – A Precautionary Tale: The Importance of Environmental Assessments

Ecojustice and MiningWatch Canada head to court this week to defend Fish Lake ("Teztan Biny" in Tŝilhqot’in) from a risky mining project.

The Marcopper mine
Placer Dome/Barrick Gold's Marcopper mine, Marinduque, Philippines. C. Coumans photo.

Canada Needs a Human Rights Ombudsperson for the International Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors

Human rights abuses at Canadian-owned mining sites around the world are widespread and well-documented. Victims of such abuse have nowhere to turn to seek justice.

MiningWatch has joined with the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) to urge Canada to create an effective, independent Ombudsman for the Extractive Sector to hold Canadian mining companies to account.

Berta Cáceres

Canada’s Hollow Human Rights Commitment on Honduras and Human Rights Defenders

The Liberal government is much more, well, liberal with their use of the words “human rights” that the previous Conservative government. In practice, however, this means little more than business as usual, particularly where big business is involved.

Porgera Women Send Message to UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Video Message from Porgera Women to UN Forum on Business and Human Rights