Global Witness welcomes Swiss criminal investigation into Glencore
This is the third jurisdiction that is examining the London-listed commodities giant. The fact that Glencore is now being investigated on its home turf reinforces the intensifying scrutiny faced by the company
New gold refinery in DRC links a senior employee of Erik Prince’s security firm to a close associate of ex-President Joseph Kabila and a reported gold smuggler, Global Witness reveals
A new gold refinery in DRC links a senior employee of Erik Prince’s security firm to a close associate of ex-President Joseph Kabila, and a reported gold smuggler
Strict safeguards crucial for new Central African Forests Initiative partnership that could threaten the Congo’s peatland
Call on the Central African Forests Initiative to ensure strict conditions and safeguards in its new partnership
Global Witness welcomes investigation into Glencore by US commodities regulator
The investigation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is another promising step towards holding Glencore to account for its suspect dealings and showing that this corporate behemoth is not above the law.
Congolese General sanctioned by U.S. and EU for human rights abuses is trading in illegal logging permits over DRC’s climate-critical forests, Global Witness reveals
A notorious Congolese army officer illegally traded timber licences in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the run-up to disputed presidential elections at the end of last year, Global Witness reveals today.
Ten European companies could be importing illegal Congo timber worth millions to the EU, new Global Witness investigation reveals
As well as wreaking havoc on climate-critical rainforests, this could be a direct breach of the European Union Timber Regulation.
Oil rights in Salonga National Park could be null and void, Global Witness analysis reveals
An opaque Guernsey-owned company’s oil rights threatening a protected national park in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could be null and void, according to our legal analysis
Global Witness welcomes Canadian regulator ruling on Glencore-controlled company and executives
The Glencore-controlled mining company Katanga Mining has today agreed to pay USD $22 million to settle allegations by Canadian regulators that it had failed to comply with disclosure requirements, including that it had not properly described risks of doing business with a controversial middleman in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
DRC: Anti-corruption organisations question make-up of candidate’s campaign finance team
Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary turns to officials accused of running departments marred by allegations of embezzlement and corruption
Deadliest year on record for land and environmental defenders, as agribusiness is shown to be the industry most linked to killings
Global Witness today reveals that at least 207 land and environmental defenders were killed last year
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