Weekly Report - 06 April 2017 (WR-17-13)


EL SALVADOR | Metallic mining ban approved. El Salvador’s human rights ombudsman (PDDH) Raquel Caballero, the Catholic Church and local and international human rights organisations such as Oxfam are all hailing as a historic step the 29 March approval by El Salvador’s legislature of a bill prohibiting all metallic mining activity in the country. This makes El Salvador the first country in the world to ban metallic mining nationwide.

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