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Toolbox for Business and Human Rights

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(French below) On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FIDO/IFDD) has launched the Toolbox Human Rights. This toolbox bundles the most important human rights conventions and regulations into one comprehensive website. This website aims to help companies, organisations and their stakeholders to easily align their policies/practices […]

Capacity Building for a Responsible Minerals Trade

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With the support of the Capacity Building for Responsible Minerals Trade, IPIS developed and implemented a methodology aimed at assessing the responsible sourcing potential of gold mining areas in South-Kivu. IPIS conducted field missions in seven gold trading hubs and their surrounding mines in South-Kivu: Shabunda centre (Shabunda territory), Katchungu (Shabunda territory), Mapimo (Shabunda territory), […]

Ground-based incident reporting in Eastern DRC

In January 2018, IPIS and its partner CEGEMI (a Bukavu-based research institute) launched a two-year project founded by EPRM to advance incident reporting and community participation in responsible sourcing through cooperative and CSO capacity enhancement in Eastern DR Congo gold sector. “First field visit to identify potential cooperative to be part of project activities.” Copyright: […]

“Everything that moves will be taxed”: the political economy of roadblocks in North and South Kivu

IPIS puts roadblocks on the map as key mechanism of conflict funding besides natural resources, revealing its devastating scope in funding armed actors in Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic Mapping over a thousand roadblocks,  IPIS shows the shocking extent of armed predation on trade routes in conflict-ridden Central Africa. Roadblocks, IPIS claims, […]

The Politics of Pillage: the political economy of roadblocks in the Central African Republic

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IPIS puts roadblocks on the map as key mechanism of conflict funding besides natural resources, revealing its devastating scope in funding armed actors in Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic Mapping over a thousand roadblocks, IPIS uncovers the shocking extent of armed predation on trade routes in conflict-ridden Central Africa. Roadblocks, IPIS claims, […]

« Laissez-piller » L’économie politique des barrières routières en République centrafricaine

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IPIS, l’institut belge de recherche, dresse la carte des barrages routiers et pointe leur rôle clé dans les mécanismes de financement des conflits en Afrique centrale et des acteurs armés en République démocratique du Congo(RDC) et en République centrafricaine. Deux rapports de IPIS  révèlent l’étendue de l’emprise des acteurs armés sur les routes commerciales en […]

« Tout ce qui bouge sera taxé » : l’économie politique des barrières routières au Nord et Sud Kivu

IPIS dresse la carte des barrages routiers et pointe leur rôle clé dans les mécanismes de financement des conflits en Afrique centrale et des acteurs armés en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et en République centrafricaine. Deux rapports de IPIS  révèlent l’étendue de l’emprise des acteurs armés sur les routes commerciales en Afrique centrale, une […]