An interdisciplinary study of the human right to water in the villages near the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) gold mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG) finds that local residents do not have consistent access to sufficient, acceptable, and safe water, or adequate information about their water resources. It concludes that the PNG government and the mining companies Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining, as well as their jointly controlled operator of the mine, Barrick (Niugini) Limited (BNL), can do more to meet their human rights obligations and responsibilities.
Human Rights Institute & Earth Institute,
Red Mining: Mining and the Right to Water in Porgera, Papua New Guinea,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/human_rights_institute/10