European Union: Rules for Batteries Should Cover Bauxite, Copper, Iron
The European Union’s proposed batteries regulation should require importers and manufacturers to source the bauxite, copper, and iron used in batteries responsibly, a coalition of 16 organizations said today. The coalition includes Amnesty International, Earthworks, Finnwatch, Germanwatch, Human Rights Watch, Inclusive Development International, INKOTA, PowerShift, RAID, SOMO, and Transport & Environment, as well as human […]
First agreement reached in mediation between Rio Tinto-Alcoa joint venture CBG and communities in Sangarédi
Premier accord conclu dans le cadre de la médiation entre la CBG, la co-entreprise Rio Tinto-Alcoa, et les communautés de Sangarédi
World Bank-Backed Rio Tinto-Alcoa Joint Venture Relocates Guinean Village During Covid-19 Lockdown
While communities across Guinea were under Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders, a joint venture owned by mining giants Alcoa and Rio Tinto relocated more than a hundred families to expand its sprawling bauxite mine. Residents of Hamdallaye village in the Boké region of Guinea, who have been seeking redress for the loss of their ancestral farmlands and […]
Thirteen Guinean villages lodge complaint against World Bank for financing destructive bauxite mine
(March 8, 2019 – Conakry) – Residents of 13 villages in western Guinea have filed a formal complaint against the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector arm, for funding the expansion of a harmful bauxite mine.
Treize villages guinéens portent plainte contre la Banque mondiale pour le financement d’une mine de bauxite nocive
Les populations de 13 villages situés à l’Ouest de la Guinée ont déposé une plaintecontre la Société financière internationale (SFI), institution du groupe de la Banque mondiale chargée du secteur privé, pour avoir financé le développement d’une mine de bauxite nocive. Les 540 plaignants affirment que la Compagnie des bauxites de Guinée, qui pilote le projet financé […]
Criminal complaint lodged against Guinean security forces for crackdown on electricity protests against AngloGold Ashanti
A criminal complaint has been lodged at the Court of First Instance of Siguiri, Guinea by ten victims of human abuses committed by Guinean defense and security forces during a crackdown on demonstrations against the local subsidiary of mining giant AngloGold Ashanti (SAG) last June.
World Bank implicated in violent evictions for Guinea gold mine, victims file complaint with accountability office
A group of displaced people in northeastern Guinea has filed a formal complaint with the World Bank’s private-sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), for its role in supporting a mining company that grabbed their land and left them destitute. The complainants are artisanal gold miners, merchants and smallholder farmers, whose ancestors have lived in […]