Briefing Document / Jan. 10, 2012

Submission to the Foreign Office Overseas Territories consultation

This submission focuses on the role of the financial sector of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in facilitating a possible loss in value of billions of dollars from state mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country that remains at the bottom of the UN’s Human Development Index and which is a significant recipient of UK aid. It was made by Global Witness and Tax Justice Network in response to the Foreign Office's consultation on the Overseas Territories.