Human rights impact assessment: Nevsun's Bisha Mine - 2014

Author: LKL International Consulting Inc. , Published on: 26 January 2017

“Human rights impact assessment of the Bisha mine in Eritrea”, April 2014

…From the assessment of the human rights issues…, it is important to underline that BMSC and the Bisha Mine have many solid building blocks in place for ongoing human rights due diligence.  These elements are identified and assessed in line with the operational requirements of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as emerging guidance on good practices for companies in the extractive sector…Some stakeholders are critical of the Bisha Mine because of the human rights challenges in Eritrea, and other stakeholder praise [it] for providing new opportunities for individuals, communities, and the country…Nevsun has taken a very positive step in commissioning a human rights impact assessment. The undertaking to publish the HRIA of the Bisha Mine and engage with stakeholders about its findings, recommendations and follow-up should be commended…Detailed conclusions regarding specific issues are contained within the relevant sections of this HRIA report…

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