Newmont Mining Corporation: Protests Against Expansion of Yanacocha Mine, Peru

Human Rights Violations in Peru

The protest movement of several thousand Peruvians against the expansion of the Yanacocha mine in Cajamarca was aggravating in the summer of 2012. Since December 2011, a state of emergency was declared in northern Peru three times. According to the news agency Reuters, 5 protesters have been killed and 21 injured in the course of the demonstrations.   ... →

Nestlé: Labor Rights of unionists in the Philippines persistently violated

Corruption and Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

Nine years have gone by since the strike of unionists of Nestlé Philippines has begun and still there is little hope for a resolution of the conflict. In 2008, the Supreme Court has filed its third decision on the issue urging Nestlé to restart negotiations. So far, the company has ignored the court’s ruling, because according to the corporation, the workers are laid off work already since 2002.   ... →

African Minerals Ltd.: Workers’ strike turns deadly

Human Rights Violations in Sierra Leone

African Minerals Ltd. runs an iron ore mine at Bumbuna in Sierra Leone.
On April 16, 2012, a peaceful strike of workers for increased wages, better working conditions and medical facilities became violent and left one woman shot dead. At least 6 persons were injured and 26 people arrested.   ... →