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Author: Julie Goldsmith Reiser, Financial Times
"Boards must be held accountable for sexual harassment scandals," 1 Jan 2020 [Subscription required]...
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Chile: Court upholds complaint from indigenous communities against SQM over water usage rights linked to lithium mining
Author: Reuters and Mining.com
"SQM dealt blow by environmental court ruling", 27 December 2019....
Nigeria: UK court blocks Nigerian court’s oil spill damages order against Shell as communities renew battle
A UK court blocked a Nigerian court’s oil spill damages award against Shell on Thursday as the award claim had been registered in the UK which meant that the UK courts could enforce the award against Shell. The UK judge Jason Coppel set aside the...
Philippines Commission on Human Rights reveals at COP 25 world's most polluting companies can be sued for contributions to global warming
Brazil: Operations at iron mine to resume, contingent on BHP & Vale safeguarding against another fatal dam collapse
Author: Marta Nogueira, Reuters
"Vale, BHP's Samarco gets license to resume operations after dam burst", 25 October 2019...
- Related stories: BHP Billiton & Vale lawsuit (re dam collapse in Brazil)
- Related companies: BHP Billiton Samarco (joint venture BHP Billiton and Vale) Vale
Author: Luxembourg Wort
« Les enterprises doivent faire leurs devoirs à domicile », 24 octobre 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on National Action Plans
Australia: Traditional owners' native title claim upheld in landmark decision against mining company Fortescue Metals Group
Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) loses appeal from a Federal Court's judgment recognising the Yindjibarndi people's exclusive native title over an area of land that includes the company's Solomon Hub mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region. The...
Australia: BHRRC supports the New South Wales modern slavery reporting regime and recommends it is brought into effect
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published its submission to the Inquiry of the New South Wales Parliament into the (NSW) Modern Slavery Act....
Zimbabwe: Court orders mining firm to stop operations after failing to comply with mining provisions
Author: Mthandazo Nyoni, News Day (Zimbabwe)
‘High Court orders mine to cease operations’ 11 October 2019...
Pakistan: Seven years after factory fire, labour groups warn conditions remain unsafe and call for a worker-led safety programme
Author: Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Labour Education Foundation, National Trade Union Federation & Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research
"Seven years after deadly fire, garment workers in Pakistan still need a worker-led factory safety programme", 9 September 2019...