The Management of Lethal Materiel in Conflict Settings: existing challenges and opportunities for the European Peace Facility
This paper, which is a collaboration between Eric G. Berman (Director of the Safeguarding Security Sector Stockpiles (S⁴) Initiative) and IPIS, shows that levels of loss of uniformed personnel serving in peace operations in the Lake Chad Basin region under the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), as well as the seizure of lethal materiel from state stockpiles, are astonishingly high. Reporting
To ensure that the implementation of the Madini project fits the local context and positively impacts the local population, IPIS conducted a conflict sensitivity analysis in South Kivu and Ituri. The present study highlights that poor governance, along with chronic poverty, are structural causes of violence in mining regions, whereas the presence o
This interactive map presents an overview of the main project activities and output that IPIS and its project partners CHRAGG and BHRT have delivered as part of their project to “Improve monitoring, research and dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania ”. This project ran from December 2017 until February 2021. The map locates project activities in Tanzania and allows you to find out more
This report compares the supply chains and traceability of 3T and cobalt ores in order to identify similarities, differences, and lessons learned from the decade of 3T experience in responsible sourcing, for the emerging cobalt initiatives. The experience of regulating responsible sourcing in the 3T sector has taught us the importance of engaging producing countries
- IPIS | 9 juni 2021
A Coalition of European NGOs working on responsible mineral sourcing, including IPIS, published a review paper discussing the state of implementation of the European Conflict Minerals Regulation across European Union Member States. The report highlights the shortcomings of the Regulation and the general lack of transparency that hinders effective and efficient monitoring of companies.
Belgium’s fight against conflict diamonds: an assessment of the country’s diamond sector controls from a global perspective
In its new report, IPIS assesses Belgium’s fight against conflict diamonds. The report focusses on the Belgian city of Antwerp, which has played a central role in the global diamond trade for centuries. Yet as the world’s diamond hub, Antwerp not only attracted the best but also the worst of this diverse industry. In no uncertain terms, a series of UN and NGO reports linking Antwerp to bloody civi
IPIS Insights -The artisanal and small scale mining sector in eastern DRC six months after the Covid-19 outbreak
In April 2020, when the Coronavirus spread around the world, IPIS started monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the production and trade of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). IPIS published a report in October 2020 that discussed the results of several rounds of consultations with ASM stakeholders at nearly 90 Tin, Tantalum, Tung
The Voices from Tanzania series supports local field-based studies into business and human rights topics in Tanzania. This third volume presents five cases studies that focus on the human rights impact of large-scale infrastructure projects. Download this publication in pdf Pakua muhtasari kwa kiswahili The studies assessed the human rights impact of 3 energy supply projects– the East African Crud
The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act requires that US-listed companies sourcing so-called “conflict minerals” from Africa’s Great Lakes region conduct due diligence. Since January 2021, the EU imposes its 3TG importers to conduct due diligence in line with the OECD Guidelines (for a comparison between the two regulations, see IPIS Insight: Regulating Responsible Sourcing of 3TG Minerals). Due diligence program
- IPIS | 17 maart 2021
IPIS contributed to the Belgian National Baseline Assessment (NBA). The report covers the findings and recommendations of the NBA. The NBA charts the progress made by Belgian authorities and companies since the launch of Belgium’s first National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, in June 2017. The research was commissioned by the Belgian Federal Institute for Sustainable Developme
This report presents a summary of the outcomes of the Third Multi-stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania which was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the 17th of February 2021, at Holliday Inn Hotel. The conference was part of the project “Improving, monitoring, research and dialogue on business and human rights in Tanzania”, which aims at building local and
“You can negotiate with an armed group, not with the drought” The borderlands of the Central African Republic (CAR) are home to one of the largest seasonal livestock migrations (transhumance) in the world. Decades of unrest and crisis, however, have brutally disrupted most aspects of herding—the routes taken, the people involved, governance mechanisms, as well as relations to local populations. To
Since November 2018, International Peace Information Service (IPIS) has been implementing the “Kufatilia” project which aims at strengthening transparency in the monitoring of incidents related to artisanal mining.
To assess the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector in Western Central African Republic (CAR), IPIS conducted a series of phone surveys with key informants located on 260 gold and diamond mining sites. The Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly harsh on the artisanal mining sector in Western CAR, emphasizing existing trends since the 2
Monitoring van incidenten in de ambachtelijke toeleveringsketens in het Rubaya-mijngebied, Masisi-gebied, provincie Noord-Kivu
Een publicatie in de reeks: VOIX DU CONGO In de reeks ‘Voix du Congo’, stelt Pole Institute’ een studie voor over incidenten in de artisanale toeleveringsketens in het Rubaya-mijngebied, Masisi-gebied in de provincie Noord-Kivu (DRC). Deze studie richt zich op incidenten die tussen september 2019 en juni 2020 zijn gemeld via het “Kufatilia”-platform in het Rubaya-mijngebied, Masisi-territorium, p
De impact van de diamantwinning op de lokale gemeenschappen in Afrika. Veldonderzoeksresultaten van KP CSC leden.
KP Maatschappelijke organisaties die lid zijn van het maatschappelijk middenveld hebben tussen mei en augustus 2020 in hun thuisland onderzoeksprojecten uitgevoerd op een van de drie aandachtsgebieden, namelijk de voordelen van diamantmijnbouw voor lokale gemeenschappen (CECIDE/AMINES, GAERN, NMJD, CNRG, Green Advocates, CENADEP), geweld veroorzaakt door diamantmijnbouw (ZELA, RELUFA) en landrecht
In samenwerking met Delve heeft IPIS een profiel van de ASM-sector in Tanzania opgesteld. Het Country Profile verzamelt informatie over het beheerskader voor de mijnbouw, levert gegevens over de belangrijkste ASM-mineralen en analyseert de bijdrage van de ambachtelijke mijnbouw aan de SDGs.
In samenwerking met Delve heeft IPIS een profiel opgesteld van de ASM-sector in de Democratische Republiek Congo. Het landenprofiel verzamelt informatie over het bestuurskader voor de mijnbouw, levert gegevens over de belangrijkste ASM-mineralen en analyseert de bijdrage van de artisanale mijnbouw aan de SDG’s.
In the framework of the stabilisation project “Ensemble pour Beni”, IOM, IPIS, ASSODIP and ASADHO carried out a baseline assessment of the artisanal mining sector in the Beni territory. This report provides an overview of the sector and analyses opportunities to promote responsible mineral supply chains.
To assess the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the artisanal and small-scale sector in the Central African Republic, IPIS conducted a series of phone interviews targeting key informants to collect information on minerals production, prices and illegal taxation on gold and diamond artisanal mining sites in western CAR.