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

Ordinary Malawians have Limited Protection Against a Growing Mining Industry

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Villagers living adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Lake Malawi have been forced to give up their land and homes to mining companies with inadequate compensation, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The report identified numerous issues of concern around the actions of mining companies searching for coal and uranium … More Ordinary Malawians have Limited Protection Against a Growing Mining Industry