The Impact of Mining on Cultural Heritage

(by Kimberly Fraser) Australia has some of the oldest and most substantial rock art in the world. This rock art provides valuable insight into the rich history of the land before European arrival. The rock art found around the country is also extremely meaningful for Indigenous Australians and its preservation is vitally important for Australian … More The Impact of Mining on Cultural Heritage

Mining Firm’s $250m Claim against El Salvador Dismissed

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) A multinational mining company that sued the tiny Central American country of El Salvador $250m for refusing to let it mine for gold has had its claim dismissed by the World Bank tribunal. In addition, the mining company has been ordered to pay $8m towards the $12m legal costs incurred by the … More Mining Firm’s $250m Claim against El Salvador Dismissed

Non-Judicial Mechanisms Alone Are Not Sufficient For Redress

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Non-judicial mechanisms alone are not sufficient for redress, but can still play an important role in supporting communities seeking to protect their human rights. This was a key finding from a 5-year research project that has resulted in the publication of 19 reports. The project concluded that while non-judicial redress mechanisms cannot … More Non-Judicial Mechanisms Alone Are Not Sufficient For Redress