Archive for febbraio 2015

Oxford University Press offers a series of free online resources on human rights to honor Human Rights Day

10th December 2014 is the 66th Human Rights Day. This day marks the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

In recognition of Human Rights Day, we have put together a selection of human rights related content, including journal articles, books, and online products, from several disciplines. All journal articles are free to access online until May 2015.

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Myanmar: Foreign mining companies colluding in serious abuses and illegality

10 February 2015
Canadian and Chinese mining interests have profited from, and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities in serious human rights abuses and illegal activity around the Monywa copper mine complex, which includes the notorious Letpadaung mine, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Open for Business? Corporate Crime and Abuses at Myanmar Copper Mine describes how large-scale forced evictions and serious pollution linked to the mine have destroyed livelihoods and exposed thousands of people to health risks


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