This report documents human rights abuses linked to efforts to control two key gold mining areas, Mongbwalu (Ituri District) and Durba (Haut Uélé District) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Findings of the report include:competition to control the gold mines and trading routes has spurred the bloody conflict that has gripped this area since the start of the Congolese war in 1998 and con
Dhaka, Dec 14: "The demarcation of border areas, under the joint-border forces of Burma and Bangladesh, have been suspended since 1998, due to the presence of landmines in those areas.
...The atrocities related to landmines in Burma are not limited to the injury and death of non-military personnel but also include their use to violate Article 13 of the UN Declaration of Human rights, that of an individual’s freedom of movement both internally and internationally.
Focuses on the need for the National Land Policy to address natural resources, especially water, forest and wildlife management, fishing and mining. The Land Policy and new mining policy and legislation framework must guarantee and promote community rights. Argues the need for community participation for sustainable forest management.
Key developments since May 2003: Myanmar"atrocity demining,"Halt Mine Use in Burma."... * Mine Ban Policy
* Production, Transfer, Stockpiling;
* Non-State Actors Use;
* NSA-Production, Transfer, Stockpiling;
* Landmine Problem;
* Mine Clearance and Mine Risk Education;
* Landmine Casualties68;
The focus is on environmental management and the impact of current controversial mining activities on land and livelihoods.
This report analyses all aspects of the metals mining industry, the extraction process, its products, and its social and environmental impacts.
Based on case studies of mining in South Africa and Zambia, this article assesses CSR practices with accountability and fairness as key criteria.Main findings and conclusions of the report are:CSR is an increasingly prominent discourse also in southern Africa, particularly among mining companies due to mining’s potentially significant negative social and environmental impacts as well as inheren
Based on travel to diamond fields in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Angola and the DRC, the study examines the reality on the ground.