Category: Indigenous People

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Not Your Average Indigenous

While writing about the ‘indigenous people’, one can easily fall into the trap of romanticisation and homogenisation. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues describes the indigenous people as “the holders of unique languages, knowledge systems and beliefs and possess invaluable knowledge of practices for the sustainable management of natural resources”.… Read More

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The Tribe who won a David and Goliath Battle – Temporality

“The Dongria Kondh tribe inspired millions when they won a ‘David and Goliath’ battle against mining giant Vedanta” (Survival International)

Huge mining production sites are set up and operated by a large corporation on a global scale.… Read More

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The Politics of Indigeneity

“Where there is indigenous land, there is wealth underneath it.” – Jair Bolsonaro

President elect Bolsonaro in Brazil has promised to roll back environmental protections and indigenous rights in order to harvest the natural resources within the Amazon.… Read More

Posted in Business and Human Rights Civil Society Conflict Corporations Indigenous People Mining Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Stakeholder State

The territorial and social conflict of the Wayuu community and the Cerrejón mine in La Guajira, Colombia

Colombia’s economy is rising. The country is experiencing a mining boom, particularly of coal. The coal-rich areas are often found in rural areas where indigenous communities live.In 1976 one of the largest open-pit coal mines of the world was built in the department La Guajira, in the Northeast of Colombia after signing a partnership agreement between the state (Carbones de Colombia SA), Carboncol and Intercor (subsidiary of Exxon).… Read More

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Flujos financieros ilícitos en los países andinos: una mirada al sector minero

Cepal (Economic Commission for Latin Americ and the Caribbean) launches study  that investigates the tax planning of companies and other actors in the mining sector in the Andean countries, providing estimates of illicit capital outflows associated with mining exploitation and of tax resources that are not collected due to this type of practices.… Read More

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Social Conflict in the Extractive Sector: Developing Good Security Practices – Impressions of an Event by the UN Business and Human Rights Forum 2017

The Graduate Institute Geneva hosted an event during the 2017 United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum on November 28th under the title „Social Conflict in the Extractive Sector: Developing Good Security Practices“.… Read More

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Switzerland and the Paradise Papers: Federal Counsellor Simonetta Sommaruga’s Response

I would like to provide an English summary of an interview with Simonetta Sommaruga, Minister of Justice of the Swiss Federal Council, by the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) published on November 12th 2017.… Read More

Posted in Artisanal Mining Indigenous People Mining

Colloquial names for artisanal miners

Source : CASM / The World Bank, 2009
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CSR in the Solomon Islands

History of CSR:

A quick search reveals there is little to no CSR currently active in the Solomon Islands. Some activity has been seen via international companies, but otherwise CSR is almost non-existent.… Read More