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The Spoils: Buried Treasure, Broken Nation

No roads lead to Bisie. This hidden town of 10,000 lies about 30 miles down a winding, muddy footpath through dense, equatorial forest. Built entirely for the mine, it is a cloistered world of expropriation and violence that mirrors the

Posted in Artisanalmining, DRC, Humanrights, Security

“Voluntary Principles” for Human Rights

The International Business Leaders Forum just announced a new set of criteria dealing with human rights. The initiative is called the Voluntary Principles: The Voluntary Principles aim to maintain the safety and security of extractive operations, whilst ensuring that human

Posted in Humanrights, Publicparticipation, Security