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Title: Extractive Industries Transparancy Initiative (EITI)
Description/subject: "The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global Standard to promote open and accountable management of natural resources. It seeks to strengthen government and company systems, inform public debate, and enhance trust. In each implementing country it is supported by a coalition of governments, companies and civil society working together..."
Language: English (French and Russian also available)
Source/publisher: Extractive Industries Transparancy Initiative (EITI)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2016

Title: Publications on extractive industries
Description/subject: Study "Human Rights Impact Assessment on the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project" (pdf, 4,4 MB) The Zug-based group Glencore-Xstrata is showing insufficient respect for the rights of the affected population with its plans to exploit one of the world’s biggest open-pit mines in the Philippines. Because the project threatens the livelihood of tens of thousands of people, tensions are rising and the first deaths have occurred. That is shown by a study commissioned by the Swiss Lenten Fund, MISEREOR and Bread for All. Read more... Position paper "Mining in developing countries – challenges and approaches" (2011) Only available in German (pdf, 4,3 MB) and Spanish (pdf, 960 KB) Concluding document "Extractive Industries (Mining and Hydrocarbons), the issue of non-renewable natural resources in Latin America and the Mission of the Church" (pdf, 110 KB) International Conference of CELAM and MISEREOR, Lima, July 14-16, 2011 This document is available in Spanish (pdf, 125 KB), French (pdf, 130 KB) and German (pdf, 140 KB)... Film "Brazil’s "radiant" future – uranium mining in Caetité" Caetité, Brazil, hosts the uranium mine of Brazilian company INB. It is here that the fuel for Brazil’s nuclear programme is extracted. Two nuclear power plants are already feeding into the grid, and a third is under construction with German assistance. Further nuclear plants are planned for the near future. Yet the mining operations have severe impacts on the people living around the mine, and INB fails to inform them about the hazards. Father Osvaldino Barboso is working for change – for more awareness and transparency, for clean water, and for the protection of human health.... A film on Father Osvaldino’s work, produced with support from MISEREOR. View film in Portuguese View film in German...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Misereor
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2014

Individual Documents

Title: Crude Harvest - Selling Mexico's Oil (video)
Date of publication: 29 December 2014
Description/subject: "Mexico may be hitting the perfect storm when it opens its energy resources to foreign investors... Against the backdrop of Mexico's ever-widening gap between rich and poor, growing violence, and stalled economy, President Enrique Pena Nieto has passed a series of economic reforms. Under these reforms, Mexico's oil, which was expropriated from foreign interests 75 years ago, is now for sale to private, international companies. NAFTA has had a very bright side but also has had a very dark side…the dark side of globalisation has been organised crime. Edgardo Buscaglia, author, 'State Vacuums in Mexico' The reforms are the most divisive the country has seen in a century. Thousands are protesting against them, saying the new regulations could bring the nation to a tipping point as organised crime and violence would spiral out of control. When it comes to big business and drilling for oil, Mexico's farmers are the most vulnerable. Twenty years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which opened Mexico up to trade with the US and Canada, led to the collapse of agriculture, and paved the way to the privatization of oil. The operations of Mexico's state-owned oil company, Pemex, have never been entirely transparent, and communities have been crippled by oil disasters. For instance, in October 2013, the state of Tabasco experienced its worst oil disaster when a drill site exploded and burned for 55 days, contaminating the surrounding land and water. Villagers closest to the site say they are suffering from health problems and have lost their livestock. They say Pemex has never accepted responsibility for the accident, nor has it offered any compensation. People who appear in this film, including lawyers working with communities affected by the oil industry, estimate things are likely to get worse when foreign companies start drilling. Mexican human rights lawyer Efrain Rodriguez Leon says, "if Pemex committed all of these injustices, we can't imagine what abuses our indigenous brothers will suffer at the hands of these private companies." With multinationals poised to come, Mexican farmers stand to lose their livelihoods and land, because the new reforms allow companies to drill and occupy areas wherever there is oil. In Crude harvest: selling Mexico's oil, we meet the victims of oil drilling and free trade, and examine what could happen when foreign investors move in"
Author/creator: Filmmakers: Paul Sapin and Verity Oswin
Language: Spanish, English
Source/publisher: Al Jazeera via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 03 September 2016

Title: Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector - Towards a Rights-Respecting Engagement
Date of publication: 2014
Description/subject: "Indigenous peoples throughout the world have historically suffered from the most profound impacts of the extractive industry sector. In many instances the sector has been responsible for the destruction of their territories, lead to displacement, undermined governance structures and resulted in the loss of traditional livelihoods, with devastating effects on their self-determination, territorial and cultural rights. These impacts, which commenced in the colonial era, continue to the present day. This report provides an overview of the present state of play of the extractive industries in relation to indigenous peoples, taking as its point of departure the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007, together with the 2009 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues International (UNPFII) Expert Group Meeting on Extractive Industries, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility, and the 2009 International Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Industries..."
Author/creator: Cathal M. Doyle and Andrew Whitmore
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tebtebba Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB-reduced version; 1.8MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.piplinks.org/system/files/IPs-and-the-Extractive-Sector-Towards-a-Rights-Respecting-Enga...
Date of entry/update: 04 December 2014