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16 Mar 2016

“Profit over human rights? Gold mining in Burkina Faso and Switzerland’s responsibility”

In February 2016, Action de Carême (Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund) and Pain pour le prochain (Bread For All) released a report: "Profit over human rights? Gold mining in Burkina Faso and Switzerland’s responsibility".  The full report is only available in French.  Below is an unofficial translation by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre of the press release accompanying the report.  The Resource Centre also invited the three mining companies named in the report (Amara Mining, Iamgold, Nordgold) to respond to it. Their responses are below, as well as statements from Metalor, which is also named in the report and has at various times sourced gold for its refinery for these mines.

Company Responses

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