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Human Rights in the Extractive Industries

Transparency, Participation, Resistance

  • Isabel Feichtner
  • Markus Krajewski
  • Ricarda Roesch
  • Discusses human rights in extractive industries comprehensively

  • Includes case studies and examples from countries around the world

  • Critically assesses potentials and limits of transparency, participation and resistance as strategies to address human rights violations


Part of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights book series (CHREN, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Isabel Feichtner, Markus Krajewski, Ricarda Roesch
    Pages 1-8
  3. Transparency

  4. Participation

  5. Resistance

About this book


This book addresses key challenges and conflicts arising in extractive industries (mining, oil drilling) concerning the human rights of workers, their families, local communities and other stakeholders. Further, it analyses various instruments that have sought to mitigate human rights violations by defining transparency-related obligations and participation rights. These include the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), disclosure requirements, and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). The book critically assesses these instruments, demonstrating that, in some cases, they produce unwanted effects. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of resistance to extractive industry projects as a response to human rights violations, and discusses how transparency, participation and resistance are interconnected.


Human Rights Extractive Industries Transparency Participation Resistance Transparency initiatives Free, prior and informed consent Resistance to mining projects

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabel Feichtner
    • 1
  • Markus Krajewski
    • 2
  • Ricarda Roesch
    • 3
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.School of LawUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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