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НҮБ-ын ХЭЗ-ийн UPR-ын Секретариатад гаргасан уриалга

АНУ-ын Хүний эрхийн сүлжээний уриалгаар олон улсын иргэний нийгмийн хүний эрхийн 87 байгууллагуудаас НҮБ-ын ХЭЗ-ийн UPR-ын Ажлын хэсгийн ээлжит 36-р хэлэлцүүлэгт орох орнуудын иргэний байгууллагуудаас Ажлын хэсэгт хүргүүлсэн тайлангуудад КОВИД-ын үеийн хүний эрхийн нөхцөл байдлын талаар нэмэлт мэдээлэл өгөхийг зөвшөөрөхийг UPR-ын Секретаритад уриалсан байна. UPR (Хүний эрхийн төлөвл байдлын ээлчит хэлэлцүүлэг)-ын 36-р хэлэлцүүлгээр Монгол Улс орох бөгөөд 10-р сард хүргүүлсэн тайландаа КОВИД-ын үеийн хүний эрхийн байдлын талаарх нэмэлт мэдээлэл өгөх нь зүйтэй гэж Хүний эрхийн фоүрум үзэж энэхүү уриалгыг дэмжсэн болно.    

Хэрэв Секретариатаас нэмэлт мээдээлэл авахыг зөвшөөрвөл тайлан хүргүүлсэн бүлгүүд КОВИД-19-ийн үеийн хүний эрхийн байдлыг баримтжуулан нэмэлт мэдээлэл хүргүүлэхэд бэлтгэн ажиллах болно.

Rio Tinto-гийн Лондонд болсон 2020 оны жилийн ерөнхий хурал (ЖЕХ)-ын талаарх Нээлттэй захидал

Энэ жилийн ерөнхий хурлаар Рио Тинто ХК-ийн хувьцаа эзэмшигчид ба итгэмжлэгдсэн төлөөлөгчдийн тавьсан асуултад өгсөн хариултын талаарх гомдлыг энэхүү нээлттэй захидлаар албажуулан тавьж байна.

Rio Tinto: answer the question!

Eight organisations that put questions to Rio Tinto at its London AGM on 8 April (or, to be precise, at the connected ‘shareholder engagement session’) are still waiting for adequate answers to their questions more than a month after the event. So we have written an open letter to Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive Office, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, setting out the questions again. Some were answered at the time, but wholly inadequately. Some have not been answered at all. We have asked the company to respond within three weeks.

Read the letter here!

Rio Tinto: answer the question!

Eight organisations that put questions to Rio Tinto at its London AGM on 8 April (or, to be precise, at the connected ‘shareholder engagement session’) are still waiting for adequate answers to their questions more than a month after the event. So we have written an open letter to Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive Office, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, setting out the questions again. Some were answered at the time, but wholly inadequately. Some have not been answered at all. We have asked the company to respond within three weeks.

Read the joint letter to Rio Tinto here!

New report names top British companies responsible for toxic mining legacies

London Mining Network has published a new report entitled ‘Cut and run: How Britain’s top two mining companies have wrecked ecosystems without being held to account’. The report includes examples from Southeast Asia of where the British-Australian multinationals BHP and Rio Tinto have left legacies of conflict and environmental destruction, long after they’ve fled the scene.

Recent examples of mining messes include Brumadinho, the tailings (mining waste) dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale, which collapsed in January 2019 in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Vale executives, along with its German advisors TUV Sud, were recently charged with the homicide of 272 people; 14 people are still missing. Vale, along with BHP, jointly own the Samarco iron ore mine and tailings dam which also collapsed in 2015, causing Brazil’s worst environmental disaster in history and the deaths of 20 people. The trauma due to loss of life, displacement and job loss and the environmental repercussions of contamination of river systems in both catastrophes will be felt for decades to come. The entire mining industry needs to be held to account for such mining messes, and laws made which demand the cleaning up of messes made by mining companies before they pull out of projects.

Read full article here or access the report directly!

PRESS RELEASE: New report names top British companies responsible for toxic mining legacies

London Mining Network has published a new report entitled ‘Cut and run: How Britain’s top two mining companies have wrecked ecosystems without being held to account’. The report includes examples from Southeast Asia of where the British-Australian multinationals BHP and Rio Tinto have left legacies of conflict and environmental destruction, long after they’ve fled the scene.

Recent examples of mining messes include Brumadinho, the tailings (mining waste) dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale, which collapsed in January 2019 in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Vale executives, along with its German advisors TUV Sud, were recently charged with the homicide of 272 people; 14 people are still missing. Vale, along with BHP, jointly own the Samarco iron ore mine and tailings dam which also collapsed in 2015, causing Brazil’s worst environmental disaster in history and the deaths of 20 people. The trauma due to loss of life, displacement and job loss and the environmental repercussions of contamination of river systems in both catastrophes will be felt for decades to come. The entire mining industry needs to be held to account for such mining messes, and laws made which demand the cleaning up of messes made by mining companies before they pull out of projects.

Read full article here or access the report directly.

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Frontline Communities Resisting Internationally Financed Development Projects

Curtailed freedoms

The lockdown has led to the curtailment of fundamental freedoms including, freedom of assembly, freedom of information, and even freedom of speech.

“In Mongolia, we have seen the police stop any attempt to voice a protest even with just one or two persons doing live streaming,” said Sukhgerel Durgunsen, Director of Oyu Tolgoi (OT) Watch.  “There have been arrests and people were detained without court orders while projects opposed by the public are being moved forward using lock down situation.”

Read full article here!

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Frontline Communities Resisting Internationally Financed Development Projects

Curtailed freedoms

The lockdown has led to the curtailment of fundamental freedoms including, freedom of assembly, freedom of information, and even freedom of speech.

“In Mongolia, we have seen the police stop any attempt to voice a protest even with just one or two persons doing live streaming,” said Sukhgerel Durgunsen, Director of Oyu Tolgoi (OT) Watch.  “There have been arrests and people were detained without court orders while projects opposed by the public are being moved forward using lock down situation.”

Full article: https://th.boell.org/en/2020/05/06/impacts-covid-19-pandemic-frontline-communities-resisting-internationally-financed?fbclid=IwAR0VmqZxEIouSXZqmQbWLoaMUbZvM6OD4_arDQgOEBq-WIrTYYcjAISOmoQ