hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Dem. Rep. of Congo: NGOs raise concerns over lack of transparency in renegotiations of mining contracts

Get RSS feed of these results

All components of this story

Article
+ Français - Hide

Author: Global Witness

À la veille du commencement des renégociations promises des contrats miniers en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) congolaises et internationales appellent aujourd'hui le gouvernement de la RDC à rompre le silence sur cette renégociation des contrats miniers. Le gouvernement n'a fourni aucun calendrier ni critère précis concernant les négociations avec les sociétés minières. Le contenu et la publication des termes de référence, promis par le Vice-Ministre des Mines aux compagnies minières privées, demeurent nébuleux…«Dans un esprit d'équité et de responsabilité publique, le transfert des droits miniers devrait être reporté jusqu'à la conclusion du processus d'examen et de renégociation», a souligné Gavin Hayman, le Directeur de campagne de Global Witness. «Comment les Congolais savent-ils qu'ils auront un bon accord ?» [fait référence à Nikanor, Anvil Mining]

🚫Read the full post here

Article
4 August 2008

Scant Information and Wheeler-Dealing Undermine Congolese Contract Review

Author: Global Witness

On the eve of the start of the promised renegotiation of mining contracts in DR Congo, Congolese and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) today called on the DRC government to shed light on the renegotiations of mining contracts. No clear time-frame or criteria for the negotiations with mining companies have been forthcoming from the Government's side. In particular, the contents and publication of the terms of reference, as promised to private mining companies by the Vice Minister of Mines, remain obscure... "In the spirit of fairness and public accountability, the transfer of mining rights should be postponed until the review and renegotiation process has been concluded", said Gavin Hayman, Campaigns Director at Global Witness. "How do Congolese citizens know they're getting a good deal?" [refers to Nikanor, Anvil Mining]

Read the full post here