Posts Tagged ‘Rio Tinto’

Australia: Call for Rio Tinto to be stripped of human rights ranking after destruction of sacred site

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Thirty five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and human rights organisations have called on the global Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), based in the Netherlands, to strip Rio Tinto of its status as a global human rights leader, following the company’s blasting of a 46,000 year old Aboriginal sacred site in the Pilbara region, Western Read more

The gaping hole carved into mountains… not our problem

Friday, September 9th, 2016

THE gaping hole carved into mountains was at one point the world’s largest open-cut copper mine. Now Rio Tinto is saying,  “not our problem.” This controversial pit became the flashpoint for a bitter civil war in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s that cost as many as 20,000 lives. Now, 27 years after the war Read more