MONDAY, 19 MAY 2014 (soas, RUSSELL SQUARE, london)

Registration [9.00-9.15 AM]

Welcome and tea/coffee

Introduction [9.15-9.30 AM]

Philippe Cullet, SOAS

Mining, Law and Tribals in India [9.30-11.00 AM]

Chair: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Usha Ramanathan, Independent Law Researcher

Dispensability, invisibility, marginalisation

Shankar Gopalakrishnan, Campaign for Survival and Dignity

Financialisation, the mining industry and resource rights: linkages in the Indian context Mining and social impact assessment

Felix Padel, University of Sussex

Mining and Social Impact Assessments

Tea/coffee 11.00-11.15 AM

Human Rights Dimension [11.15-12.45 PM]

Chair: Jake White, Friends of the Earth UK

Seema Joshi, Amnesty International

Legal reforms in relation to corporate abuse, mining, and the right to remedy


Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Human Rights Challenges of Mining in High-Risk Areas

Patricia Feeney, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)

Anvil Mining and the Kilwa Incident, Democratic Republic of Congo: The Long Road to Justice

[powerpoint presentation]

Lunch 12.45-2.00 PM

Environmental and Development Implications [2.00-3.00 PM]

Chair: Andrew Hickman, Down to Earth

Murat Arsel, International Institute of Social Studies

The Extraction Imperative or the Curse of Development?

[powerpoint presentation]

Garciela Romero Vasques, War on Want

Who really benefits from natural resources: development, trade and investment geared towards extractive industries

Tea/coffee 3.00-3.15 PM

State, public movements and interventions: Country Case Studies [3.15-4.30 PM]

Chair: Patricia Feeney, RAID

Carl Cesar Rebuta, Lsk-Friends of the Earth Philippines

Escalating Investment Refugees in Mindanao Island, Philippines

[powerpoint presentation]

Andrew Hickman, Down to Earth

The rush to extract profit: UK involvement in the mining, oil and gas sector in Indonesia

[powerpoint presentation]

Irina Velicu, Marie Curie Post-doctoral Researcher, ENTITLE, ICTA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Undoing Environmental Justice: Reflections from Post-Communist Romania

[powerpoint presentation]

Access to justice, Information, Participation and Liability [4.30-5.45 PM]

Chair: Seema Joshi, Amnesty International

Richard Meeran, Leighday

Human rights litigation against multinational mining companies

[powerpoint presentation]

Sue Willman, Deighton Peirce Glynn

In search of a remedy for human rights and environmental violations: The Community Response to Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia

[powerpoint presentation]

Jake White, Friends of the Earth

Access to environmental justice and fracking

[powerpoint presentation]

Towards Equity in Mining [5.45-6.15 PM]

General discussion moderated by Usha Ramanathan


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