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Profits, Security, and Human Rights in Developing Countries Global Lessons from Canada's Extractive Sector in Colombia

by James (University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Canada) Rochlin

Part of the Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Series

Profits, Security, and Human Rights in Developing Countries Global Lessons from Canada's Extractive Sector in Colombia Synopsis

The extractive sector is a particular area of expertise for Canada and more than half of Canada's mining assets abroad are located in Latin America, specifically in Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Colombia. The Canada-Colombia accord was the first free-trade agreement in the world to include annual Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA), and also includes a labour side accord where abuse complaints can be formally registered. Using Colombia as a case study, James Rochlin and his international and multidisciplinary line up of Canadian and Colombian scholars, and activists working in the area of human rights, and the judiciary explore: What is the best way to identify and operationalize for mutual benefit the concentric space between the interests of extractive corporations in profit and security, on the one hand, and the interests of the host communities in the promotion of human rights and human security, on the other? What can the four emblematic and diverse cases in Colombia (Meta, Sergovia, Marmato, and Bolivar/La Guajira) tell us about how to fine tune and improve a newly implemented governmental HRIA to render it an increasingly useful global instrument to promote simultaneously corporate security and human security for host communities? What is the most efficient and effective way to design and implement Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in a manner that promotes simultaneously corporate security and community human security? Written in a clear and accessible style, Profits, Security, and Human Rights presents practical lessons on how to promote both corporate security and human security in communities where the extractive sector operates in the Global South.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138066700
Publication date: 14th March 2017
Author: James (University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Canada) Rochlin
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 210 pages
Categories: Mining industry, Political economy, Human rights,

About James (University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Canada) Rochlin

James Rochlin is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan. He has published widely in the areas of Latin American Politics, Global Theory, and Critical Security.

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