Dhaka, Dec 14: "The demarcation of border areas, under the joint-border forces of Burma and Bangladesh, have been suspended since 1998, due to the presence of landmines in those areas.
...The atrocities related to landmines in Burma are not limited to the injury and death of non-military personnel but also include their use to violate Article 13 of the UN Declaration of Human rights, that of an individual’s freedom of movement both internally and internationally.
Focuses on the need for the National Land Policy to address natural resources, especially water, forest and wildlife management, fishing and mining. The Land Policy and new mining policy and legislation framework must guarantee and promote community rights. Argues the need for community participation for sustainable forest management.
Key developments since May 2003: Myanmar"atrocity demining,"Halt Mine Use in Burma."... * Mine Ban Policy
* Production, Transfer, Stockpiling;
* Non-State Actors Use;
* NSA-Production, Transfer, Stockpiling;
* Landmine Problem;
* Mine Clearance and Mine Risk Education;
* Landmine Casualties68;
The focus is on environmental management and the impact of current controversial mining activities on land and livelihoods.
This report explores how the illicit trade in cobalt and copper in Katanga (south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo) is contributing to the destruction of the country’s economy, the environment as well as the livelihoods of thousands of Congolese people.As the report demonstrates, the volume of the illegal mineral trade is immense.
Using microeconomic data for Angola, this paper studies the relationship between civil war and private investment in a poor, resource abundant country.
This report explores how, across the world, the revenues from oil, gas and mining that should be funding sustainable economic development have often been misappropriated and mismanaged.