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Dem. Rep. of Congo: New report by Amnesty Intl. highlights human rights abuses in mining sector in Katanga

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Company non-response
11 September 2013

China Railway Engineering did not respond to: Chinese version of Amnesty Intl. report highlights human rights abuses in mining sector in Katanga.

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Author: 国际特赦组织

本报告记录了手工采矿和工业采矿活动所衍生的侵犯人权行为,包括对矿场附近社区的强行搬迁,以及侵犯手工采矿者的权利...国际特赦组织在[迪威赞比矿场]发现的证据显示一些严重侵犯人权行为,包括剥削性和有害的工作条件;使用童工和手工采矿者遭受虐待的问题...下列公司[向国际特赦组织]作出了回复,包括嘉能可斯特拉塔公司(Glencore Xstrata)、巴扎诺集团(Groupe Bazano)和米萨矿业公司(Misa Mining);但包括中国铁路工程总公司(CRECG)、中国中铁股份有限公司(China Railway Group Limited)、绿纱矿业公司(COMILU)[中国铁路和采石采矿总公司的合资公司]、刚果国际矿业公司(CIMCO)[中国铁路子公司]和采石采矿总公司在内的公司没有作出回复。[本中心邀请了米萨矿业公司回应相关报告,公司向我们寄来一封早前已提供国际特赦组织的信(见下);本中心也邀请了中国铁路公司回应,但公司未有回应。报告也提及Banro, Katanga Mining and Sicomines 公司]。

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Author: 國際特赦組織

本報告記錄了手工採礦和工業採礦活動所衍生的侵犯人權行為,包括對礦場附近社區的強行搬遷,以及侵犯手工採礦者的權利...國際特赦組織在[迪威贊比礦場]發現的證據顯示一些嚴重侵犯人權行為,包括剝削性和有害的工作條件;使用童工和手工採礦者遭受虐待的問題...下列公司[向國際特赦組織]作出了回复,包括嘉能可斯特拉塔公司(Glencore Xstrata)、巴扎諾集團(Groupe Bazano)和米薩礦業公司(Misa Mining);但包括中國鐵路工程總公司(CRECG)、中國中鐵股份有限公司(China Railway Group Limited)、綠紗礦業公司(COMILU)[中國鐵路和採石採礦總公司的合資公司]、剛果國際礦業公司(CIMCO)[中國鐵路子公司]和採石採礦總公司在內的公司沒有作出回复。 [本中心邀請了米薩礦業公司回應相關報告,公司向我們寄來一封早前已提供國際特赦組織的信(見下);本中心也邀請了中國鐵路公司回應,但公司未有回應。報告也提及Banro, Katanga Mining and Sicomines 公司]。

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Author: Misa Mining (Rép. dém. du Congo)

Le Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises & les Droits de l’Homme (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre) a invité Misa Mining à répondre aux rapports suivants d’Amnesty International : • « Pertes et Profits : Exploitation minière et droits humains dans le Katanga, en République démocratique du Congo », juin 2013 [Français] • « Profits and Loss: Mining and Human Rights in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo », June 2013 [English]. Misa Mining nous a envoyé la réponse suivante.

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1 June 2013

[PDF] Profits and loss - Mining and human rights in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author: Amnesty International

This report documents human rights violations and abuses arising from the operation of both artisanal and industrial scale mining, including forced evictions of communities from around mine sites and violations of the rights of artisanal miners...The organization found evidence of a number of serious human rights problems at [Tilwezembe] site, including: exploitative and harmful labour conditions; child labour and ill-treatment of artisanal miners...The following companies responded [to Amnesty]: Glencore Xstrata, Groupe Bazano and Misa Mining. The following companies did not respond: China Railway Engineering Corporation (CRECG), China Railway Group Limited, Compagnie Minière de Luisha (COMILU) [China Railways & Gecamines joint venture], Congo International Mining Corporation (CIMCO) [China Railway'subsidiary], Gécamines...[We invited Misa Mining to respond to the report, it responded sending us the same lettter it sent to Amnesty (see below); we also invited China Railway to respond to the allegations concerning the company and its subsidiaries in DRC, but the company did not do so. The report also refers to Banro, Katanga Mining and Sicomines].

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