Amnesty International Calls for Investigation Into Events in Porgera Mine

At the beginning of February, Amnesty International released a report entitled Undermining Rights: Forced Evictions and Police Brutality Around the Porgera Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea. The report chronicles human rights abuses which occurred in Papua New Guinea between April and July of 2009, during which numerous citizens were forcibly evicted from their homes bordering the mine, and witnessed the destruction of their livestock and property. While Barrick Gold – the Toronto-based mining company which owns and operates 95% of the Porgera Gold Mine – claims that it continues to uphold human rights standards, the forcible eviction of the citizens near the mining project is a violation of international law.

To read more on this issue, see Valerie Croft’s article here.


1 Response to “Amnesty International Calls for Investigation Into Events in Porgera Mine”

  1. 1 Free Call Africa October 9, 2010 at 00:19

    What happened in Porgera mines is truely an example of the ERA around B.C.where is the human rights community where is the forum which provides the residents of new Guinea the true justice.

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