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4 November 2013

Swiss Gold Refiner Accused Of Abetting Congo War Via Money Laundering

Author: Kerry A. Dolan, Forbes

The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been a terrible ordeal…Part of what funded the long conflict was gold mined illegally in the resource-rich Congo…The Swiss nonprofit TRIAL announced Monday that it was targeting a Swiss gold refinery...

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9 November 2013
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Author: Frédéric Garat, RFI

[Dans cette deuxième partie de l'entretien, Albert Yuma parle de la situation financière de la Gécamines et sa stratégie pour redresser celle-ci. L'entretien contient également, entre autres, un passage où Michel Camdessus, membre de l'Africa Progress...

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9 November 2013
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14 November 2013

Punish Companies That Pillage

Author: James G. Stewart, University of British Colombia in New York Times

Pillage is a war crime. And yet, when it comes to natural resources, companies doing business in war zones have largely been free to plunder with impunity — until now. This month, Swiss authorities opened an investigation against one of the world’s...

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20 November 2013

Argor-Heraeus investigation (re Dem. Rep. Congo)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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20 November 2013

Argor-Heraeus investigation (re Dem. Rep. of Congo)

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22 November 2013

Case profile: Argor-Heraeus investigation (re Dem. Rep. Congo)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for investigation filed in Switzerland against Argor-Heraeus. The plaintiff alleges Argor-Heraeus had refined gold which had been pillaged by an illegal armed group (Front nationaliste et...

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20 December 2013

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin – Issue 11, December 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the 11th issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. To assist all those following corporate legal accountability issues, we send this bulletin to highlight key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to...

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11 January 2014

Prosecuting Corporate Pillage

Author: Hasan Dindjer, Rights Watch (UK)

Pillage is a war crime...[and] is both a serious breach of the laws of war...and, as resource-fuelled wars across the world attest, one that sustains some particularly brutal conflicts...[H]ow can corporations that buy pillaged resources themselves be...

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19 February 2014

The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute

Author: James Stewart, University of British Columbia in New York University Journal of Intl. Law & Politics (USA)

In November 2013, Swiss authorities announced a criminal investigation into one of the world's largest gold refineries on the basis that the company committed a war crime. The Swiss investigation comes a matter of months after the US Supreme Court...

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