Human Rights In The Extractive Industries: Transparency, Participation, Resistance by Isabel FeichtnerHuman Rights In The Extractive Industries: Transparency, Participation, Resistance by Isabel Feichtner

Human Rights In The Extractive Industries: Transparency, Participation, Resistance

byIsabel FeichtnerEditorMarkus Krajewski, Ricarda Roesch

Hardcover | June 26, 2019

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This book addresses key challenges and conflicts arising in extractive industries (mining, oil drilling) concerning the human rights of workers, their families, local communities and other stakeholders. Further, it analyses various instruments that have sought to mitigate human rights violations by defining transparency-related obligations and participation rights. These include the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), disclosure requirements, and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). The book critically assesses these instruments, demonstrating that, in some cases, they produce unwanted effects. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of resistance to extractive industry projects as a response to human rights violations, and discusses how transparency, participation and resistance are interconnected.
Title:Human Rights In The Extractive Industries: Transparency, Participation, ResistanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:551 pagesPublished:June 26, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030113817

ISBN - 13:9783030113810


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part One: Transparency.- The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as a Human Rights Instrument: Potentials and Shortcomings.- United States Law and Conflict Minerals.- The 2017 EU Conflict Minerals Regulation: A Promising European Rite to Remove the Natural Resource Curse?.- Community Development Agreements as Tools for Local Participation in Natural Resource Projects in Africa.- Stabilization Clauses and Human Rights: The Role of Transparency Initiatives.- Improving Tax Strategy Transparency in the Extractive Industries Sector for the Advancement of Human Rights.- Part II: Participation.- The Evolving Duty to Consult and Obtain Free Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples for Extractive Projects in the United States and Canada.- Asserting the Principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Extractive Industry Sector.- The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Consultation Rights in the Americas: How the Inter-American System Can Better Promote Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.- Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in the Philippines: A Fourth World Critique.- Norm Contestation and (Non-)Compliance: The Right to Prior Consultation and FPIC in the Extractive Industries.- State-Investor Contracts and Human Rights: Taking a Critical Look at Transparency and Participation.- Disruption and Institutional Development: Corporate Standards and Practices on Responsible Mining.- Part III: Resistance.- Taking Sides in Scientific Research? The Struggle for the Right to Participate in Public Decision-Making Related to a Mining Project in Brazil.- Building the Case for a Home-State Grievance Mechanism: Law Reform Strategies in the Canadian Resource Justice Movement.- Transnational Human Rights and Environmental Litigation: A Study of Case Law Relating to Shell in Nigeria.