Tag: human rights

New law would create Human Rights Ombudsperson to investigate violations associated with Canadian mining, oil and gas operations overseas

Filed in Media releases by on November 3, 2016
New law would create Human Rights Ombudsperson to investigate violations associated with Canadian mining, oil and gas operations overseas

Ottawa, Nov 2, 2016 – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability released yesterday detailed model legislation, providing the Canadian government with a blueprint for how to create an effective human rights ombudsperson in the extractive sector. Human rights abuses at Canadian mining and oil and gas sites around the world are widespread and well documented. Victims […]

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The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act: An act to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector

Filed in Corporate accountability by on November 2, 2016
The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act: An act to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability released today (November 2, 2016) detailed model legislation, The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act: An act to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector, providing the Canadian government with a blueprint for how to create an effective human rights ombudsperson for the overseas operations […]

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Coalition of environmental and human rights organizations calls on the Pope to protect environmental defenders

Filed in Media releases by on October 6, 2016
Coalition of environmental and human rights organizations calls on the Pope to protect environmental defenders

VATICAN, 5 OCTOBER 2016 – Out of concern for the increasing violence against environmental defenders, a coalition of 76 environmental and human rights organizations from 19 countries asks the Pope to stand up for their protection. In a letter presented to Pope Francis this week, the organizations ask the Pope to be a patron for […]

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Coalition of environmental and human rights organizations calls on the Pope to protect environmental defenders

Coalition of environmental and human rights organizations calls on the Pope to protect environmental defenders

In a letter presented to Pope Francis this week, the organizations ask the Pope to be a patron for all environmental defenders who risk their lives by intimately caring about, and fighting for the preservation of nature, our common home. The signatories are concerned with the increase in violence against environmental defenders. Every week, three […]

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Close the International Accountability Gap in the Extractive Sector

Close the International Accountability Gap in the Extractive Sector

Friends of the Earth Canada is proud to join with our colleagues as organizations committed to upholding human rights, environmental protection, and fostering equitable and sustainable economic development. To recognize that there are significant challenges associated with resource extraction in developing countries, we call on the Government of Canada to ensure that people harmed by the […]

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On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada’s Civil Society Calls for Chevron’s Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada’s Civil Society Calls for Chevron’s Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

  Canadian environmental justice, labor, human rights, and First Nations groups blast Chevron and call for justice for Ecuadorians September 7, 2016 (Toronto, ON ) Some of Canada’s largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease […]

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Waiting for a miracle of political will

Filed in Blog, Climate change and energy by on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Waiting for a miracle of political will

Paris. Day 12. The final draft text was released at 9pm Thursday night and exhausted negotiators are discussing it today, Friday, with the goal of releasing a final text tomorrow. Twelve days and nights of complex negotiations have not strengthened the original text but weakened it. It started off ambitiously. World leaders came to Paris […]

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Civil Society Walks out of Warsaw Climate Talks, Says Hope Lies with Building Peoples’ Power

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 20, 2013

From Friends of the Earth International  [WARSAW, POLAND, November 21, 2013] Today, one day before the planned conclusion of the Warsaw UN climate talks, hundreds of individuals from all continents representing social movements, trade unions and non-governmental organizations – including Friends of the Earth International – walked out of the UN climate conference in protest. [1] “Polluters and corporations […]

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Appeal to stop barbaric police action

Filed in Environmental justice by on February 11, 2013

Appeal to stop barbaric police action: Open letter to Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honourable Chief Minister, Odisha, India.

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Clear consequences

Filed in Corporate accountability, Environmental justice by on January 19, 2013

“Yes to Capulálpam, no to the mine,” says the community of Capulálpan de Méndez, in Oaxaca State, Mexico.

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Not one step back

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 11, 2012
Not one step back

In the early morning of Thursday, December 6, the Guatemalan riot police repressed, beat up and kidnapped members of the community of San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc near Guatemala City, who have been on a vigil for ten months to block the mining equipment of the company Exmingua.

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Demand the release of unjustly detained Guatemalan prisoners

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 22, 2012

Join Friends of the Earth International in calling for the release of eight political prisoners in Barillas, Guatemala, who are due before a hearing on November 26.

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Golden lie

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 20, 2012
Golden lie

Just 28 kilometres from Guatemala City, between the towns of San José del Golfo and San Pedro de Ayanpuc the peasant communities are resisting the actions of Canadian company Radius Gold Inc., which has operated a silver and gold mine in the area since 2000. Until now, the company has developed the exploration process. It decided to start the drilling this year, after the government approved the exploitation license, which allows activities in an area of 20 km2 for 25 years.

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International mission in Guatemala and El Salvador

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 19, 2012
International mission in Guatemala and El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, November 19, 2012 — An international mission organized by the environmental federation Friends of the Earth International in Guatemala and El Salvador has verified systematic human rights violations and criminalization of environmental activists and communities resisting mining and hydroelectric projects.

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Months of resistance

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 19, 2012
Months of resistance

San José del Golfo and San Pedro de Ayampuc are two towns near Guatemala City that have been affected by gold and silver mining. Mining activities began in the area in 2000 but the community only found out in 2010. Radius Gold Corporation is operating in the area as a counterpart for Explotaciones Mineras de Guatemala (Exmingua). Servicios Mineros de Centroamérica is a subsidiary that exerts pressure among the population and does the so called social corporate responsibility work.

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