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06 Dec 2017 description

Organizaciones y redes regionales e internacionales que trabajamos en el fortalecimiento de la protección de defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos en Honduras, expresamos nuestra profunda preocupación por el incremento de la violencia política y la represión de la protesta social en este país centroamericano, desatada en el contexto del proceso electoral y la declaratoria de estado de excepción.

10 Sep 2017 description
report Global Witness

Les entreprises qui exportent et commercialisent des minerais provenant de la région des Grands Lacs africains ont opéré quelques progrès en matière d’approvisionnement responsable, mais elles doivent fournir davantage d’efforts

Moins de la moitié des firmes officiellement enregistrées en 2015 comme exportant des minerais de l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, du Rwanda et de l’Ouganda ont publié un rapport sur leur exercice du devoir de diligence pour cette année-là.

10 Sep 2017 description
report Global Witness

New analysis shows companies exporting and trading minerals from the African Great Lakes region have made some progress on responsible sourcing, but must do more

Less than half of companies officially recorded as exporting minerals in 2015 from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda published due diligence reports for that year.

30 Aug 2017 description
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$750 million in mining revenues fails to reach treasury in Democratic Republic of Congo – Global Witness

London, 21 July 2017 – A toxic combination of corruption and mismanagement in Democratic Republic of Congo’s revenues agencies and state mining companies is leaching a fifth of all mining revenues away from the state budget, Global Witness reveals today. Its report ‘Regime Cash Machine’ shows that at least $750 million went missing over three years – money that should have been used on vital public services for the Congolese people.

09 Dec 2016 description

(Kinshasa) – The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said today.

05 Jul 2016 description
report Global Witness

Executive Summary

An estimated $28 billion worth of gold lies under the soil in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (hereafter Congo).[i] But the country’s gold wealth, the majority of which is artisanally mined, has long been ill-used. Preyed upon by armed groups, bandits and corrupt elites the revenues generated by eastern Congo’s artisanal gold sector have all too often funded corruption or fuelled abuses and violent conflict rather than helping to relieve the region’s poverty.

19 May 2016 description
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A decision by Myanmar’s new government to ramp up efforts to tackle land grabbing is a positive step, but must address the role of the military in perpetuating the country’s land crisis, which is at the heart of one of the longest ongoing civil wars in modern history.

Shortly after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide election victory in late 2015, the government announced that it would prioritise bringing an end to the prolific and violent spate of land seizures that blighted rural life in Myanmar during decades of military rule.

12 May 2016 description

National and international civil society organisations working to advance transparency and accountability in supply chains welcome this 10th Joint Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains.[1] The Forum represents a commitment by governments and companies to engage in more responsible sourcing and trading in line with applicable laws and standards, such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

23 Oct 2015 description
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Press Release (Burmese)

AS MYANMAR APPROACHES HISTORIC ELECTION, NEW REPORT REVEALS SECRET JADE TRADE IS WORTH UP TO US$31 BILLION, AND CONTROLLED BY MILITARY ELITES AND DRUG LORDS.

Myanmar’s vast jade trade is being secretly controlled by networks of military elites, drug lords and crony companies associated with the darkest days of junta rule, an explosive 12-month investigation by Global Witness reveals today.

23 Oct 2015 description
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Global Witness’s recommendations for Democratic Republic of Congo’s new mining law

Global Witness today warns that Democratic Republic of Congo is planning to remove crucial regulations banning politicians and senior army figures from owning mining rights, as business leaders and government officials gather in Kinshasa to discuss the mining industry.

15 Jul 2015 description
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Since 2013 the Central African Republic (CAR), a fragile and unstable country of 4.6 million inhabitants, has been faced with the most serious crisis in its history. In March of that year, a coalition of armed rebel groups, named the Seleka, came to power by deposing President François Bozizé. Under the leadership of Michel Djotodia, the Seleka held the reins of power until January 2014, committing grave human rights violations and killing thousands of people, while brazenly profiting from the country’s many natural resources.

21 May 2015 description

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have made history today by voting in favour of a strong and binding law to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals, said Amnesty International and Global Witness.

Today’s vote determines the position with which the European Parliament (EP) enters into negotiations with Member States and Commission to find an agreement on the law.

21 May 2015 description

Days before a landmark vote on European conflict minerals regulation, rights groups call on politicians to vote for binding legislation requiring European companies to ensure their mineral purchases do not fund conflict or human rights abuses overseas.

Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament

22 Apr 2015 description

How U.S. companies are only scratching the surface of conflict minerals reporting.

Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analyzed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, reveals a new report by Global Witness and Amnesty International.