As Facing Finance reported in January of this year, six former child slaves who had been trafficked from Mali to Cote D’Ivoire filed a suit… Read More »Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland: child slavery in Cote D’Ivor case
A new report released by the Human Rights Law Centre and partners, details the extent of financial sector involvement in companies associated with human rights… Read More »Financial sectors’ association with human rights abuses of asylum seekers in Australia
Recently Facing Finance published the results of a study by Human Rights Watch on the working conditions occurring on Indonesian tobacco plantations. Now the Swedish… Read More »British American Tobacco: Human Rights Violations in Bangladesh
On June 24, the German Bundestag addressed the issue of fracking, in particular to address and distinguish conventional from unconventional fracking. While conventional fracking has been applied… Read More »German government bans unconventional fracking
New study by Global Witness shows a dramatic increase in killings of land and environmental defenders
On 20th June 2016 the NGO Global Witness published their new study “On Dangerous Ground” drawing attention to the dramatic worldwide increase of killings of… Read More »New study by Global Witness shows a dramatic increase in killings of land and environmental defenders
On 05.24.2016 the international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report investigating the occurrence of child labour in tobacco plantations in Indonesia. More than… Read More »Child Labour on Tobacco Plantations in Indonesia
K-UTEC AG Salt Technologies plans to develop a significant lithium mine in Bolivia, which could have negative consequences for the local people and the environment.… Read More »K-UTEC AG Salt Technologies mining Lithium in Bolivia
Following years of protests in Peru, as documented by Facing Finance, Newmont Mining Corp has taken the Conga Mine off the table. In its most… Read More »Newmont Mining Corp: Conga mine off the table.
A significant achievement for the people of Colombia: The Colombian Constitutional Court has withdrawn all 347 mining licenses for coal in the Colombian area of Páramo, a region… Read More »Colombian Constitutional Court withdraws licenses for coal extraction in the Andean Region
The Swiss-based mining company Glencore, has given up looking for survivors after a wall collapse at their open-pit Katanga mine in the Democratic Republic of… Read More »Glencore: Seven dead in mining accident in Democratic Republic of Congo.