Human rights and mining: HRVs to silence the voice of anti

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Human rights and mining: HRVs to silence the voice of anti
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MINING:
HRVS TO SILENCE THE VOICE OF
ANTI-MINING COMMUNITIES
Dr. Benito Molino
Concerned Citizens of Sta Cruz, Zambales and
Alyansa Tigil Mina
Outline:
• Mining maps: locating mining projects in the country
• Impacts of mining
• Human Rights Violations as a means to threaten and
silence communities
• My personal experience as an anti-mining leader in
Zambales
• Our sentiments… our call
Forest
Cover
Map c/o PAFID
Ancestral
Domains
Map c/o PAFID
Agriculture
Map c/o PAFID
Protected
Areas
Mapsc/o PAFID
Flooding
Map c/o PAFID
Landslide
Map c/o PAFID
Environmental destructions,
impacts and risks to disasters
TVI$PACIFIC$INC$
April$6$and$July$11,$2007$
Siocon,$Zambonga$del$Norte$$
Heavy&rains&washed&out&the&
clay&soil&and&destructed&the&
concrete&wall&of&the&sulphide&
dam&used&for&the&extrac7on&of&
copper&and&zinc.&
Acid mine drainage
Different forms
of violations
experienced
Human Rights Violations as a means to threaten
and silence anti-mining leaders and communities
• Under PNoy administration,
there are 24 victims of EJKs;
1 family massacred (a mother
and her two children)
27 victims
• Harrassment (i.e. threats,
surveillance, etc)
• Strategic Lawsuits Against
Public Participation (SLAPPs)
• Violent dispersal of protesters
Our experience in Zambales—a human
rights defender at risk
What worries us is the limited response from the
Commission on Human Rights
• The CHR seem to be interested in
“business and HR”.. But there are
‘more important’ engagements.
• Complaints are filed … WHAT’s
NEXT? RESPONSE FROM THE
GOVERNMENT? (i.e. what’s next
after the CHR resolution on OGPI
in N. Vizcaya, Tampakan
massacre)
• We are lobbying that HR impact
assessment be a requirement for
all development projects.
Photo by ucanews.com
Our call:
MARAMING SALAMAT
PO!

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