Legislation

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  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A delegation of the Pakistani government met this week with senior officials of the World Bank to discuss reports that India is considering revocation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty. In August, Pakistan formally referred disputes
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian In Santiago, a recent protest saw at least 2,000 people take to the capital’s streets to demand the repeal of laws that privatised Chile’s water supply. At the heart of the protest and others like it in recent years lies frustration that
  • 16 Aug 2016- 08:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN Pakistan Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali told the country’s National Assembly on August 15th that India is not fully abiding by the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty. Ali said that India is constructing a
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 24 Jun 2016- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A consortium of 16 banks, led by the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), has arranged a $953.3 million USD sukuk (Islamic bond) for the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, currently being built in the Kashmir region. A signing ceremony
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 27 May 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE The concept of “water resilience” appears everywhere from the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk reduction to national and city policy statements. Senior Research Fellow Olivia Jensen, who spoke at a
  • 20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. Addressing shareholders in London this week,
  • 14 Apr 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has guaranteed $955 million USD worth of "sukuk" (Islamic bonds) to finance the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in the Kashmir region. The guarantee comes after some of the project’s
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 2 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Ogale and Bille communities from Nigeria’s Rivers State are suing oil giant Shell in a London court over contamination in the Niger Delta. They are being represented by British law firm Leigh Day. The first hearing at the