Myanmar must end crackdown on Kachin civil society, warns Global Witness
The Myanmar authorities must end its assault on peaceful protestors and immediately release three Kachin peace activists jailed for defaming the military last week and drop charges against another three charged with peacefully protesting the court conviction.
The LME Responsible Sourcing position paper: A Joint NGO statement
The London Metal Exchange (LME) Responsible Sourcing proposal in its current form fails to ensure that the operations and trading practises of LME members will meet international responsible sourcing standards, as laid out by the OECD Guidance.
Diamond industry fails to clean up its act
Reforms to diamond industry guideline on human rights and responsible business practice fail to meet international standards.
Global Witness statement for London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) annual conferences
The LBMA and RMI must use their annual gatherings to ensure that member smelters, refiners and traders prioritize improving responsible sourcing practices to bring them in line with international responsible sourcing standards in practice, not just on paper.
Global Witness statement for London Metal Exchange responsible sourcing seminar 2018
Global Witness welcomes the LME’s recognition of the need for responsible sourcing but warns that proposals outlined in its October 2018 Position Paper will be ineffective in their current form.
The Cobalt Industry Risk Assessment Framework: A joint statement
Global Witness and seven other non-governmental organisations have written to the Cobalt Institute regarding their proposed Cobalt Industry Risk Assessment Framework.
Global Witness statement on OECD Alignment Assessment of Industry Programmes with the OECD Minerals Guidance
Global Witness statement on the launch of the OECD's Alignment Assessment of Industry Programmes with the OECD Minerals Guidance.
New Democratic Republic of Congo mining law could leave the door open to corrupt deals
Potential ad hoc application of the new mining law in Democratic Republic of Congo, plus weaknesses in its transparency and conflict of interest measures, may leave the country’s mining sector open to corrupt deals that could cost the country billions of dollars.
South Sudan’s leadership uses state-owned oil company Nilepet to funnel millions into brutal security services and ethnic militias
South Sudan’s state-owned oil company, the Nile Petroleum Corporation (Nilepet), has fallen under the direct control of President Salva Kiir and his inner circle, and is being used to funnel millions in oil revenues to the country’s brutal security services and ethnic militias
Integrity Watch Afghanistan and Global Witness: Parliament’s rejection of acting Minister for Mines prolongs the theft of Afghanistan’s natural resources
The recent vote against confirming the Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Ms. Nargis Nehan has failed to take into account the extreme urgency of reforming Afghanistan’s extractive sector
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