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Company Response

22 Sep 2015

Barrick Gold

Papua New Guinea: Barrick Gold responds to MiningWatch Canada's letter to OHCHR

...  the review has been highly inclusive, actively seeking the opinion of a broad range of stakeholders on the Framework’s design, implementation, and perceived impacts. This includes discussions with experts in human rights and gender-based violence, women who received remedy via the Framework, and reaching out to some of the Framework’s most vocal critics ... The Framework was designed to be a sensitive, expeditious, and culturally appropriate non-judicial mechanism to seek remedy. More than 90 percent of eligible claimants (120 women in total) resolved their claims under the Framework. At the heart of this work was our desire to be responsive to the victims and the terrible harms they have suffered. ...