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

Strike at HudBay's Constancia mine; Photos: Human Rights Without Borders - Cusco
Strike at HudBay's Constancia mine; Photos: Human Rights Without Borders - Cusco

Communities from the District of Chamaca Strike at HudBay Minerals’ Constancia Mine in Cusco, Peru

Sources: Peruvian Observatory of Mining Conflicts, Human Rights Without Borders – Cusco

Damage to Home in La Cuchilla, San Rafael Las Flores
Damage to Home in La Cuchilla, San Rafael Las Flores; Photo: Comité de Gestion de Aldea La Cuchilla para Resarcimientos

Community members protest damage to homes near Tahoe Resources' mine, fear violent reprisal

Peru mining protest
Military responds to mining protest in Peru. (Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu, CATAPA)

More than a few bad apples: "Militarized neoliberalism" and the Canadian state in Latin America