Indigenous rights and mining – international law and examples from Australia
There is increasing attention to the interaction of mining and Indigenous peoples and issues. The standards and mechanisms of international law provide importance guidance but also have some significant limitations in how they operate, given the regulation of mining at the national level. This presentation will summarise relevant international standards and case, and examine developments in Australia.
Barrister and Adjunct Professor (UWA and Murdoch)
John is a lawyer, academic and mediator based in Perth, Australia. John advises and represents clients regarding resources issues in both litigious and non-litigious matters. John has considerable experience in contract drafting and disputes, mining applications, compensation obligations & structures, and occupational health & safety. His work has also covered mining regulation in advising regulators, mining companies, land owners, communities and non-government organisations. John has assisted various government agencies (in Australia and internationally) on mining law reform.
John is an adjunct academic with the Universities of Dundee (Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy) and Western Australia, Murdoch and Curtin. He researches and teaches in mining regulation and also on human rights and resources. John has published and presented on topics including human rights and business, mining regulation, climate change, Indigenous rights, minerals taxation, CSR regulation, and mining agreements.
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