Universal Periodic Review Update
Another action by our NGO Mining Working Group was the co-submission of a statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva for the Australian UPR. The statement described the devastating impacts on local community members of coal seam gas mining in Chinchilla, New South Wales—especially damage to potable water. The statement can be read in UN documents (A/HRC/31/14) or watched on http://webtv.un.org/watch/australia-upr-report-consideration-45th-meeting-31st-regular-session-human-rights-council/4805086318001 (at 1.08:47.30) Other religious NGO groups spoke at the same session.
— Contributed by Celia Martin NDS
We are looking forward to hearing about the Haiti UPR report, coming later this year.