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[PDF] Profits and loss - Mining and human rights in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Author: Amnesty International , Published on: 1 June 2013
This report documents human rights violations and abuses arising from the operation of both artisanal and industrial scale mining, including forced evictions of communities from around mine sites and violations of the rights of artisanal miners...The organization found evidence of a number of serious human rights problems at [Tilwezembe] site, including: exploitative and harmful labour conditions; child labour and ill-treatment of artisanal miners...The following companies responded [to Amnesty]: Glencore Xstrata, Groupe Bazano and Misa Mining. The following companies did not respond: China Railway Engineering Corporation (CRECG), China Railway Group Limited, Compagnie Minière de Luisha (COMILU) [China Railways & Gecamines joint venture], Congo International Mining Corporation (CIMCO) [China Railway'subsidiary], Gécamines...[We invited Misa Mining to respond to the report, it responded sending us the same lettter it sent to Amnesty (see below); we also invited China Railway to respond to the allegations concerning the company and its subsidiaries in DRC, but the company did not do so. The report also refers to Banro, Katanga Mining and Sicomines].