Access to Justice for Communities Affected by the PT Weda Bay Nickel Mine – Interim Report
85 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 4, 2013
This report finds that the ethnic Sawai and Tobelo Dalam communities affected by the PT Weda Bay Nickel project have not, to date, had their right to meaningful, free, prior and informed consultation and consent respected, as required by international human rights standards, and the IFC Performance Standards. The compensation they have been offered for the relinquishment of their land rights is inadequate, inappropriate and not in line with international norms; and they have not had adequate access to redress through judicial or non-judicial review of these grievances. Their customary rights over land have not been adequately respected. Urgent action is required to remedy these breaches of international norms before the extraction phase begins.
Keywords: mineral resource extraction, human rights, corporate accountability
JEL Classification: D63, L72
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