Displaying items by tag: natural resources - CIDSE

Goodwill is not enough to prevent the next dam burst

Friday, 15 February 2019 08:56

The dam burst in Brazil is yet another tragic example of the mining sector's negligence in the area of the environment and human rights. Binding international regulations are urgently needed. (Original text in NL - see below)

Published in B&HR Frameworks

Les sociétés offshore, la face cachée du pillage des ressources naturelles en RDCongo

Friday, 20 May 2016 12:03

Les « Kinshasa papers », les mains sales de l’élite des minerais. Ce jeudi 19 mai 2016, « le Soir » a publié la suite de l’enquête journalistique internationale « Panama papers », avec cette fois-ci, un focus sur les montages offshore effectués à partir de la République Démocratique du Congo. Ces « Kinshasa papers » nous montrent clairement le lien entre l’évasion fiscale et le pillage des ressources en cours dans ce pays d’Afrique Centrale. La Commission Justice et Paix aura l’occasion d’approfondir cette question ce vendredi 20 mai avec Alain Lallemand, invité de la Conférence – Expo « Nouvelles technologies, à quel prix pour le sud ? » à Liège.

Published in Conflict Minerals

Gender-based violence and mining-fuelled conflict

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:00

For many women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the mineral wealth of the country has become a misfortune. As put by a rape survivor during a religious meeting in Kaniola in 2012 : “Dear Lord, you gave us the natural resources to support our local economy; but these natural resources have become our misfortune; we are always killed, victims of violence because of them; can you kindly take them away?”

Published in Conflict Minerals

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