The report provides an overview of the present state of play of the extractive industries in relation to indigenous peoples, concluding with a set of recommendations aimed at the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and it also addresses the implications of the Post-2015 Development Agenda for
the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights, and the reasons why indigenous rights, particulatly in relation to the extractive industries must feature in the associated Sustainable Development Goals.
A handbook on indigenous peoples and the extractive industries. Based on inputs to the “International Conference on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples,” which took place in Manila, Philippines on March 23-25, 2009, it examines the effects of the extractive industries on indigenous peoples and then seeks to analyse the responses from indigenous communities and organisations. 415 pp
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A joint project originated in partnership with the Nak’azdli and Tl’azt’en First Nations and the municipality of Fort St.
A research paper commissioned by the European Parliament, which examines the human rights impacts of the extractive industries on indigenous peoples worldwide. The paper concludes by recommending, among other things, that the European Union as one of the regions championing the Declaration at the United Nations take the initiative to develop a regionwide framework for extractive industries that sanction companies and provide legal redress in cases where the human rights of indigenous peoples are violated.
Download a Word copy of the letter from B’laan leader Erita Capion to Professor James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people here. (3.05Mbs)
A history of the Subanon people’s resistance to mining in Midsalip, with a chronolgy, drawing lessons from the activities of Subanon leaders.
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Complaint relating to the contravention by Intex Resources of the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises.
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An alternative report published for shareholders outlining issues around the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton. It features two case studies from the Philippines.
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A history of tailings dam failures in the Philippines compiled by Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links.
Note: Due to the limited availability of data, this is in no way a complete list. A ‘failure’ is taken to mean a collapse, overflow, or leak from the tailings dam, pond, spillway, or associated drainage pipes.
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