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Artisanal gold monitoring pilot in eastern DRC

In April 2016, the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) granted IPIS funds to implement a pilot monitoring system for gold production and trade in eastern DRC. The monitoring system aims to enhance local capacities to monitor gold supply chains according to a system that balances data accuracy with safety/security, and cost. The […]

Third Party Review of the Bisie Security Report

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The so-called ‘Bisie Mineral Stock’ encompasses about 1,000 tons of cassiterite, extracted by artisanal miners at Bisie mines between November 2010 and June 2015. A number of bans on mining and mineral trade in this region, as well as some hesitance further down the supply chain to buy untagged minerals, meant that mineral production was […]

Coloured gemstones in eastern DRC: Tourmaline exploitation and trade in the Kivus

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Responsible sourcing efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to date have focused predominantly on the so-called 3TG (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) sector. Nevertheless, the artisanal exploitation of other minerals including semi-precious gemstones, such as tourmaline, can also make notable contributions to local livelihoods […]

Pierres de couleur dans l’est de la RDC: L’exploitation et le commerce de la tourmaline dans les provinces du Kivu

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Jusqu’à présent, les principaux efforts d’approvisionnement responsable en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) se sont principalement concentrés sur le secteur des 3TG, c’est-à-dire la cassitérite (Tin), la wolframite (Tungsten), le coltan (Tantalum) et l’or (Gold). Cependant, l’exploitation artisanale d’autres types de minerais, comme les pierres précieuses et semi-précieuses,[…]

Business, Human Rights and Uganda’s oil. Part III: Respect and Remedy: Implementing corporate responsibility under the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights

The following is the third in a series of four reports exploring business and human rights issues in Uganda’s oil sector. This series is a collaboration between IPIS vzw and ActionAid Uganda. The 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights operationalise the 2008 Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework. In accordance herewith, this third […]

Thorns amongst the roses. A Cross-country analysis of human rights issues in flower farms in East Africa

Floriculture is one of Africa’s most lucrative export sectors and can bring significant benefits to producer communities, but only where operations are conducted in a manner that is sustainable and respectful of the rights of workers and communities. Thorns Amongst the Roses summarises the human rights impacts that the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), the […]

Le droit à l’eau et à l’assainissement Guide pratique

Ce guide a pour but de sensibiliser les acteurs de terrain à l’importance du droit à l’eau et à l’assainissement. Il s’adresse à tous ceux qui travaillent sur le terrain et vise à les aider de manière concrète face aux défis de l’eau et de la pauvreté. Il adopte une approche qui part de la […]