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13 May 2013

Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) (UK)

OECD complaint filed againts Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) regarding DRC mining communities [UK]

A complaint has been brought by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)...concerning mining assets controlled by companies associated with ENRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The complaint [in UK] under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises concerns the impoverished population of Kisankala village and Lenge village, which are located on two mining concessions (Swanmines and Comide respectively) in...Katanga...“This is an urgent and pressing matter...causing ongoing hardship to the population of the village,” said Tricia Feeney, RAID’s Executive Director...“Apart from the Kisankala water supply, the other objective of the complaint is to address underlying problems such as the claims concerning resettlement and compensation, the alleged absence of environmental and social monitoring,...and the alleged behaviour of private security guards”, said barrister Tom Bradford...acting for RAID.