Rio Tinto: Land Grabbing and Human Rights Violations, Mozambique

A recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, “What is a House without Food?” accuses coal mining companies of land grabbing and human rights violations in the Mozambican Tete province. Coal mining companies like Vale, Rio Tinto, and Riversdale have reportedly resettled around 1,429 households; many residents now lack access to food and water.

[1] Human Rights Watch (2013): ‘What is a House without Food?’ – Mozambique’s Coal Mining Boom and Resettlements; accessed 04.09.2013

Case location
Moatize, Mozambique
Mozambique


Affected topics
  • Human and Labour Rights
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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