Cameroon Network of Human Rights Organizations publishes report highlighting concerns over respect for human rights by companies involved in major projects in the country

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Company response
3 March 2014

Clarification concerning execution of Lom Pangar Dam construction contract in observation report on respect of human rights on sites of major projects in Cameroon

Author: China International Water & Electric Corporation

There is no difference between nationalities. No matter Chinese or Cameroonian…are company’s staffs and moreover have contracts of employment, so Cameroonian laws and regulations shall be followed…The main purpose of arranging soldiers, security personnel and military police is to assure the safety of the necessary facilities, equipment and personnel…the Project Department has always followed the requirements of labor laws of Cameroon, signing a labor contract with each worker…The workers of CWE…all can receive the diagnosis and treatment by doctors with medical qualifications…Medical treatment of work-related injury is all for free. Cameroonianworkers also have no need to pay for theirs...As for the social and environmental problems listed in the observation report concerning the performance of the construction contract for the dam at Lom Pangar by CWE, CWE has made clarifications, and all contents clarified have been confirmed at the site. The interviewees of the report don’t include CWE’s management personnel and related staff...so the report has its own one-sidedness.

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Company non-response
19 February 2014

C&K Mining did not respond to: C&K Mining re impact of extractive industries in Cameroon on human rights

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Article
19 February 2014

Cameroon Network of Human Rights Organizations report (Jan 2014)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the nominated companies to respond. Coyne & Bellier response provided. China International Water & Electric (CWE), Electricity Development Corporation have not yet responded. We will indicate here whether they respond. We are currently contacting C&K Mining and will indicate here whether it responds]. In January 2014, the Cameroon Network of Human Rights Organizations published a report, which raises concerns about respect for human rights by companies involved in major projects in Cameroon, "Respect of human rights on sites of major projects in Cameroon: Case study of Lom Pangar, Mballam, Nkamuna and Mobilong". The human rights concerns include discrimination, housing, freedom of association, education and environment...

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Author: Compilé par le Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme

[Le Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises & les Droits de l'Homme a invité les entreprises mentionnées à répondre aux allégations. Réponse de Coyne & Bellier disponible. China International Water & Electric, Electricity Development Corporation n'ont pas encore répondu et nous indiquerons ici si elles répondent. Nous sommes en train de contacter C&K Mining et indiquerons ici si l'entreprise répond]. En janvier 2014, le Réseau Camerounais des Organisations des Droits de l’Homme (RCODH) a publié le « Rapport d’observation Respect des droits de l’homme sur les sites des grands projets: cas de Lom Pangar, Mballam, Mobilong et Nkamuna » et son résumé exécutif, qui soulèvent des inquiétudes au sujet du respect des droits de l’homme (discrimination, droit au logement, liberté syndicale, education, environnement etc.) sur les sites des grands projets au Cameroun...

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