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Justice in Mining: Protecting human rights and the environmen

2016_09_30_ne_photo1Justice in Mining  is a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network that works to protect human rights and the environment, and seeks to ensure mining only occurs where issues of equity and sustainability are addressed.

Its new website, launched on 31 July 2016, Feast Day of Saint Ignatius, builds on its Facebook  presence, and is part of a communications strategy to help build awareness of human rights and environmental issues relating to mining.

Little Concern for the Environment in EU-Central America Agreement

TA-smallThe Association Agreement between the EU and Central America could exacerbate sustainability problems in this Latin American region. The Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (EU) will increase environmental and social pressures on the region, warn experts and activists. But some observers stress its potentially positive impacts.

“We can expect an increase in the activities of extractive industries,” which bring about “negative environmental and social repercussions,” said Juventino Gálvez, the director of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment at Rafael Landívar University, a Jesuit university.

 

Church workers: Honduran mine concessions fuel human rights abuses

80efa116b4891cf83c2f93719f91924e_XLSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Four years after a coup d’etat threw Honduras into crisis, church workers said human rights abuses continue unabated, fueled by disputes over mining concessions.

A new Honduran mining law passed in January has opened up huge swaths of the countryside to mining exploration. But the mining industry has increasingly become the source of grave human rights abuses as mostly poor, rural citizens who live on the land have been threatened, said church and human rights workers.