Canadian mineral industry abroad lawless
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Mining controversies fly under the radar
By Terry Glavin
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Last month, in Ecuador's Imbabura province, "ecoterrorists" kidnapped seven technical staff associated with the Vancouver-based mining company Ascendant Copper. Two of the workers escaped almost immediately; three were released the following day, and the last two hostages were freed after a four-day standoff, but only after 60 police officers moved in. The result was the arrest and conviction of two radicals from an extremist organization operating in the mountains.
Canadian miners, explorers taken to task by African NGOs
By: Rodrick Mukumbira
Posted: '09-OCT-06 10:00' GMT © Mineweb 1997-2006
WINDHOEK (Mineweb.com) --A call has been made to the Canadian government by African civil society organisations for it to regulate Canadian mining companies operating internationally.
Struggle at the top of the Andes
Fondo Mundial de Alternativas - http://www.forumdesalternatives.org/articulo.php?id=1620
Activists Push for Sustainable Mining
Stephen Leahy | IPS
Publicado el 01/10/2006
Civil society activists want the Canadian government to impose mandatory human rights and environmental standards on Canadian mining and oil companies operating in Latin America and other developing regions.
September 29, 2006
African Civic Groups Urge Canada Government To Rein In Mine Cos
09-25-06 08:17 AM EST
Mine Your Own Business
September 24, 2006
Professor John Ruggie
UN Special Representative to the Secretary General on Business and Human Rights
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Dear Professor Ruggie
RE: General Principles on Human Rights Impact Assessments
We are sharing with you our collective views on general principles for a human rights impact assessment. These have arisen from a meeting on community-driven human rights impact assessments, convened by Rights & Democracy in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21-24 September, 2006.
Mandatory NOT Voluntary
Human rights and environmental standards for Canadian mining and energy companies operating abroad needed NOW