We atÂ PorgeraÂ Alliance are pleased to Claim Victory on out of court settlement Â entered by our lawyers from Earth Rights International in the USA andÂ BarrickÂ Gold of Canada on agreement to pay compensation to issues connected with human rights abuses at theÂ PorgeraÂ mine site, (Rapes and Killing) after many many tears of struggle to seek justice and relief.
The victory comes about after many years struggle to seek justice with limited or no resources in the absences of theÂ PapuaÂ New Guinea Governments support. Human Rights abuse crimes occurred at thePorgeraÂ mine site and we plead to theÂ PNGÂ many times but felt on deaf ears inÂ Waigani. Despite many obstacles, we brought the issues to door step ofÂ BarrickÂ Gold in Canada and USA. It took us many years but at least, but not the last, we atÂ PorgeraÂ Alliance where able to pin downÂ BarrickÂ and that eventually lead to the out off court settlement, compensation in a small way to rape and killing victims. The victory demonstrates,Â PorgeraÂ Alliance Yes We can on aÂ grassrootÂ note and a shame to theÂ PNGÂ government failing to protects its citizens in theÂ preÂ text of foreign investment and development.
PorgeraÂ Alliance &Â ATA
READ statement by EarthRights International.