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Barrick AGM statement by Jethro Tulin, Executive officer of Porgera Alliance and Akali Tange Association
by Jethro TulinPorgera Alliance, Akali Tange Association
April 28th, 2015

Statement read at Barrick's 2012 AGM on behalf of the Porgera Alliance
by Porgera Alliance
May 2nd, 2012
Statement read at Barrick's 2012 Annual General Meeting on behalf of the Porgera Alliance

Statement and Questions from Papua New Guinea at Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting, 27 April 2011
Unfortunately Jethro Tulin from Porgera, Papua New Guinea was held up due to plane delays to be able to get to the Barrick Gold shareholders meeting. There were also doubts that they would have let him in as his name was on a special list along with Protest Barrick co-editor and Friends of the earth campaigner, Natalie Lowrey.

Report Back from Barrick Gold AGM: Access Denied to ProtestBarrick.net Proxy and Shareholder
Up to 200 people attended the rally to confront Barrick Gold outside their shareholder meeting in Toronto. ProtestBarrick.net shareholder and proxy were refused into the AGM and Papuan New Guinea representatives were held up in getting into Canada so missed their opportunity to make a statement to Barrick Shareholders and the Board of Directors, however, questions were asked on behalf of community in Tanzania.

Testimony before Canadian Parliament re Barrick & Porgera JV (Papua New Guinea)
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
In October & November 2009, the Canadian House of Commons' Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Intl. Development held hearings on "Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability". The following statements were made regarding issues including allegations of killings, rape & other security problems involving personnel at the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea, as well as the Porgera mine's environmental impacts. (Barrick Gold holds a large majority stake of the Porgera Joint Venture.)

Statement of Mark Ekepa, Chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association at Barrick’s Annual General Meeting
April 28th, 2010
Statement of Mark Ekepa, Chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association at Barrick’s 2010 Annual General Meeting, held on April 28.

Porgera Special Mining Lease (SML) Landowners Association Statement on Amnesty International Report
February 7th, 2010
PLOA takes the first opportunity to welcome the Amnesty International (AI) report that tells the truth about police violence and forced evictions occurred during a Papua New Guinea police deployment in what has been purported to restore law and order in Porgera Enga Province Papua New Guinea between April and June 2009.

Sarah Knuckey (Lawyer, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law) before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE)
by Sarah Knuckey (Lawyer, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law)Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE)
Since 2006 Ms. Knuckey has traveled to Papua New Guinea, or PNG, three times, and I twice, to investigate personally the impact of the Porgera Joint Venture, or PJV, mine, majority-owned and operated by Canadian mining interests since its inception. Today we speak about security and human rights at the PJV mine and discuss why Bill C-300 is particularly important when independent investigations have failed to materialize despite consistent allegations of abuse.

Mr. Tyler Giannini (Harvard Law School) before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE)
by Mr. Tyler Giannini (Lecturer on Law, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School)Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE)
October 20th, 2009
Since 2006 Ms. Knuckey has traveled to Papua New Guinea, or PNG, three times, and I twice, to investigate personally the impact of the Porgera Joint Venture, or PJV, mine, majority-owned and operated by Canadian mining interests since its inception. Today we speak about security and human rights at the PJV mine and discuss why Bill C-300 is particularly important when independent investigations have failed to materialize despite consistent allegations of abuse.

UNPFII: Intervention by Jethro Tulin, Executive Officer of Akali Tange Association (Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea)
by Jethro TulinAkali Tange Association, PNG
May 27th, 2009
Intervention by Jethro Tulin, Executive Officer of Akali Tange Association (Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea) at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

STATEMENT: Jethro Tulin's testimony read to Barrick shareholders at their 2009 Annual General Meeting
April 29th, 2009
Jethro Tulin's speech for Barrick's April 29, 2009 Annual General Meeting (read to the shareholders on April 29)

URGENT APPEAL: Human Rights Defender Attacked
Mineral Policy Institute
November 20th, 2008
Mr. Jethro Tulin an native Engan, and human rights defender from Enga Province, Papua New Guinea was attacked on August 4th by three men wielding machetes. He had just returned from presenting complaints about the Porgera Gold Mine’s environmental and human rights abuses at the Barrick Gold AGM and at the United Nations. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS APPEAL

Jethro Tulin: Testimony at 7th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
by Jethro TulinAkali Tange Association, PNG
April 23rd, 2008

Papua New Guinea landowner testimonies
by David MartinezPNG interviews August 2006
Testimony from principal landowners near Barrick's Porgera mine. Interviews by David Martinez, August 2007. Includes video.

Jeffrey Simpson, Akali Tange Association (ATA), a human rights organization in PNG
by David MartinezCorpWatch interviews
August 28th, 2006
Jeffrey Simpson, Akali Tange Association (ATA), a Human Rights Organization that deals with issues surrounding the Porgera Mine in the Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, answers some questions about "illegal" mining.

 

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