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Emily Greenspan
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Oxfam America
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Policy and Advocacy Advisor
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Extractive Industries Team
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gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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Will Shell turn the tide on community consent?

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 16:06 0 Comments

A new public commitment by Shell may mark a shift in companies’ adoption of free, prior, and informed consent.

For years oil companies have been reluctant to commit to the principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), but this trend might be on the brink of a shift. Oil giant Shell just included a public commitment to FPIC in their 2016 …


Déjà vu in Peru: The UN sounds the alarm again on extreme pollution in Peru

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:30 0 Comments

This post was co-authored by Miguel Levano, Land Rights and Extractive Industries Officer at Oxfam Peru.

The UN special rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncat sounded the alarm after observing oil pollution on his recent visit to block 192 (formerly block 1 A-B) of the northern Peruvian Amazon. Block 192 is an area inhabited by indigenous peoples that has…


123s and FPICs: New human rights report has all the community consent essentials

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 16:50 0 Comments

Indigenous communities have the right to say “no” before large-scale projects begin, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says in its latest report. The Commission – a body of the Organization of American States tasked with promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas – just launched a …


Why should the World Bank support Free, Prior and Informed Consent? Their report explains.

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 18:41 1 Comment

New World Bank report calls for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the midst of ongoing World Bank consultations on its own safeguards.

Next week the World Bank will host a public consultation in Washington DC around its draft environmental and social “safeguards”— World Bank policies that aim to avoid…


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