Efforts to break the links between mining and conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being thwarted by the illegal involvement of members of the Congolese army in the trade, warns Global Witness, days before a major international conference on ’conflict minerals’ in Kinshasa.
On 27th October 2014, Global Witness released a report entitled 'Will Star Shine for South Sudan? Scrutinising South Sudan's first post-independence oil deal". The full text of Star Petroleum's response to the report can be read here. Our response to the points they raise can be read here.
On 27th October 2014, Global Witness released a report entitled 'Will Star Shine for South Sudan? Scrutinising South Sudan's first post-independence oil deal". The full text of Star Petroleum's response to the report can be read here. Our response the the points they raise can be read here.
For immediate release: 27 Oct 2014
De nouvelles directives chinoises permettent aux sociétés minières de réduire les risques de conflit et de corruption et de bénéficier les communautés locales
Le rapport de Global Witness indique que le contrôle des chaînes d’approvisionnement est essentiel pour mettre un terme au financement des conflits
The international board meeting of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) confirmed today that Azerbaijan was in breach of its requirements, by preventing civil society stakeholders from meeting, organising, accessing funds and speaking freely.
Global Witness welcomes the appointment of Matthew Hancock MP as the government’s new Anti-corruption Champion.
“It’s great news that the UK’s fight against global corruption has its own champion - it’s badly needed. Matthew Hancock’s to-do list is going to be a long one,” said Global Witness Executive Director Gavin Hayman.
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