Bougainville updatePublished by MAC on 2007-06-13
13th June 2007
As citizens of Bougainville commemorate the second anniversary of the island's autonomous government, the president doesn't appear too impressed by recent declarations, either from Rio Tinto or the self-styled European Shareholders group, implying they have the right to return to the Panguna minesite. [see: http://www.minesandcommunities.org/Action/press1521.htm]
President Kabui also recently met with lawyers acting on behalf of Panguna landowners in the long-delayed hearing of the US filed case against Rio Tinto, accusing it of a range of human rights abuses.