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15 Braz. J. Int'l L. 222 (2018)
Business and Human Rights in Brazil: Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence and Operational-Level Grievance Mechanism in the Case of Kinross Paracatu Gold Mine

handle is hein.journals/brazintl15 and id is 560 raw text is: Business and human rights in Brazil:
exploring human rights due diligence and
operational-level grievance mechanisms in the
case of Kinross Paracatu gold mine*
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Mariana Aparecida Vilmondes Turke**
ABSTRACT
In the past decades, enterprises have been looking after more responsi-
ble social-environmental practices by designing their bylaws in compliance
to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights (GPBHRs) and
specific national requirements. This legal study explores the case of Kinross
gold mine in Paracatu, Brazil, and the corporate responsibility to respect
human rights. From a rights-based approach, it sheds light on the design of
the firm'sdue diligence practices andoperational-level grievance mechanis-
ms. If, on the one hand, Kinross shows policy commitment to applicable
norms, on the other hand, local communities still claim to be impacted by
health, infrastructural and environmental damages. In such a contentious
situation, the biggest matter lies on the inability of affected stakeholders to
seek redress from a firm, that tries to excuse itself by showing policies based
on internationally accepted procedures.Looking at the realization of human
rights and at more respectful business-community relations, this article hi-
ghlights means of improving the enterprise's legal mechanisms and possible
causes of inefficacy that affect the firm's ability to respect human rights.
Keywords: Human rights due diligence. Operational-level grievance mecha-
nisms. Mining, Paracatu. Brazil. Kinross.
RESUMO
Nas d'ltim-as d~cadas, corpora96es t~m focado em priticas socio-am-
bientais mais responsiveis ao desenhar politicas internas de acordo com os
Principios Orientadores sobre Empresas e Direitos Humanos e requisitos
similares de leis nacionais. Este estudo legal explora o caso da mina de ouro
de JKinross em Paracatu, Minas Gerais, e a responsabilidade corporativa de

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