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New York University School of Law has long been at the forefront of scholarly work on civil liberties and human rights. In 2002, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) was established to bring together and expand the rich array of teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken within the Law School…

This study looks at the intersection of mining, development and human rights law. It examines in depth a range of areas, including both small-scale artisanal mining and large-scale mining. It concludes, speaking very generally, that the larger mining operations risk salient breaches of human rights related to land and the environment, whilst the smaller mining operations are more likely to create and perpetuate labor-related human rights problems.

In 2009, Environmental Defender Law Center investigated claims by 28 Peruvian activists that they had been kidnapped and tortured at a mine site owned by English mining company Monterrico Metals. Recent court hearings have revealed new evidence. Trial is likely mid-2017.

Human rights in the context of extraction, exploitation, and development activities. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) report seeks to highlight the breadth and complexity of the problems caused by extractive and development activities in the region, and to set forth a comprehensive framework of Inter-American Human Rights standards on the subject.

Document recounting discussion during the second session of the intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.