Anvil Mining (part of China Minmetals)

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Anvil Mining was acquired by China Minmetals in Feb 2012.  Trafigura Beheer had previously been a major shareholder of Anvil Mining.

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26 March 2012

Congolese victims’ pursuit of justice against Canadian company goes to Supreme Court

Author: Global Witness

The Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI)…today filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Congolese families…seeking leave to appeal the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss a human rights case against the...

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9 March 2012

[PDF] International Corporate Accountability Roundtable coalition statement regarding Anvil Mining lawsuit in Canada

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, EarthRights International, Human Rights USA, Free the Slaves, Accountability Counsel, United to End Genocide

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable is a coalition of 15 leading human rights organizations working to identify and promote robust frameworks for corporate accountability, strengthen current measures and defend existing laws,...

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2 February 2012

Court Decision in Kilwa Massacre Case Denies Right to Remedy for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuses

Author: Amnesty Intl.

Amnesty International is deeply disappointed to learn about the recent decision made by the Canadian Quebec Court of Appeal to refuse jurisdiction to hear a class action brought on behalf of Congolese citizens against the Canadian company, Anvil...

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31 January 2012

[PDF] Congolese massacre survivors to pursue justice at the Supreme Court of Canada

Author: Rights & Action in Development, L'Entraide missionaire, ASADHO, CCIJ, Global Witness, ACIDH

The Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI), expressed its profound disappointment with last week’s decision by the Quebec Court of Appeal overturning the decision of the Quebec Superior Court in the case against Anvil Mining Limited…[T]he appeal...

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1 January 2012

[PDF] Final report: Intl. civil litigation for human rights violations

Author: Intl. Civil Litigation and the Interest of the Public, Intl. Law Association

The draft resolution proposed by the Committee for adoption by the full house of the International Law Association is aimed at proposing Guidelines or best practices to address the private international law issues which often face national courts when...

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1 November 2011

Anvil Mining and Human Rights Abuses in the Congo: Seeking Justice through Canadian Courts [Ottawa, 24 Nov]

Author: Centre for International Policy Studies

Anvil Mining, a company with headquarters in Canada, has been accused of being complicit in human rights abuses in the DRC, including an attack on civilians in Kilwa, Katanga Province, in October 2004. Company officials and military officers were...

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28 October 2011

Timely move to make miners more responsible for damage they cause [Australia]

Author: Andrew Hewett, Sydney Morning Herald

There is no doubt that mining can stimulate economic growth and bring prosperity. But without a commitment to human rights and sustainability, and without regulation, transparency and accountability, it can also cause people to lose their land and way...

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1 September 2011
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22 June 2011

Bringing Canadian mining to justice

Author: Karyn Keenan, program officer at Halifax Initiative Coalition, in Pambazuka

Canadian mining companies seem to enjoy impunity virtually everywhere that they operate overseas...Canada has abdicated its governance responsibility regarding the overseas activities of the mining sector, refusing to regulate either the companies or...

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28 April 2011

Court ruling a major step forward for case against Canadian mining company

Author: Global Witness

The Superior Court of Quebec has ruled...that the case against Canadian corporation Anvil Mining...in relation to alleged involvement in a 2004 massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo can proceed to the next stage...Anvil Mining is accused of...

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