Bougainville: Case against Rio Tinto Reviewed
The law suit against The Rio Tinto mining company, accused of violating human rights in the 1980’s, will be reviewed by the US Federal Appeals Court.
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The mining company, Rio Tinto Group, will get a new
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has set aside a decision by a panel of three of its judges to reinstate a 2000 lawsuit by landowners, claiming a company copper mine on Bougainville contributed to the deaths of thousands of people.
The Bloomberg new agency reports a panel of 11 judges will now hear the case.
Rio Tinto’s Panguna mine was shut in 1989 after armed attacks.
Plaintiffs claim the London-based company and the
The suit, filed under a law allowing non-citizens to sue in the