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British mining corporations and human rights

 British NGO War on Want published in November 2007 a comprehensive report on the role of British mining companies in conflict and the violation of human rights.  The Report explicitly mentions the following British corporations: Anglo America, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, Global Coal Management, Montericco Metals, Oxus Gold, Sibuyan Nickel Property Development Corp., Vedanta Resources and Xstrata. You can read report and company’s responses here. In particular, responses of some corporations are worth reading. What follows are some experts from the summary of the Report:  “Many developing countries, on the other hand, have experienced the negative side of mining. Armed groups…