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New Harvard Report released detailing human rights abuses at Porgera Mine Site

July 30, 2010 No Comments

ACL 6924 1024x680 New Harvard Report released detailing human rights abuses at Porgera Mine SiteIn October & November 2009, the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Intl. Development held hearings on “Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability”.  The following statements were made regarding issues including allegations of killings, rape & other security problems involving personnel at the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea, as well as the Porgera mine’s environmental impacts.  (Barrick Gold holds a large majority stake of the Porgera Joint Venture.)

Catherine Coumans, Research Coordinator & Asia Pacific Program, MiningWatch Canada
Tyler Giannini, Intl. Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School [USA]
Sarah Knuckey, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York Univ. School of Law [USA]

Barrick issued a response to these and other allegations made about its operations and impacts at the hearings, available here.

The statements above by Tyler Giannini and Sarah Knuckey were accompanied by a lengthy written report, which was submitted to the Committee in hard copy at the time of the testimony, and made available in PDF format in July 2010:
Table of contents & list of appendices
Executive summary & body of report
Appendix A
Appendix B-1
Appendix B-2
Appendix B-3
Appendix B-4
Appendix C

Barrick response to the report [PDF] – 23 July 2010

Related posts:

  1. Appeals to United Nations Special Rapporteurs regarding human rights abuses near Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea
  2. Amnesty report on forced evictions near Porgera mine
  3. Three girls raped at Porgera Mine site
  4. Reckless Killings at Porgera Gold Mine Site

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