Activists from 28 countries address destructive impact of #mining

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Activists from 28 countries address destructive impact of mining

They advocate for a UN treaty that will let people sue mining corporations

<p> Anti-mining activists voice their concerns over destructive

Anti-mining activists voice their concerns over destructive mining at the International People’s Conference on Mining in Manila. (Photo by Joe Torres)

  • Joe Torres, Manila
  • International
  • July 31, 2015

Anti-mining activists from 28 countries have formulated a “people’s global mechanism” to address the destructive impact of mining.

The activists, who were part of the July 30-Aug 1 International People’s Conference on Mining [
http://www.peoplesminingconf.net
] in Manila, said they will present the mechanism before the United Nations later this year.

“We will advocate for a binding treaty in the UN that will give rights to the people to sue mining corporations and hold them accountable for violations and crimes,” said Clemente Bautista of the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment.

Bautista, a conference organizer, said they will also…

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