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Real Care is Rare: An on-the-ground perspective on blood diamonds and the fifth ‘C’

A new report, Real Care is Rare. An On-The-Ground Perspective on Blood Diamonds and the Fifth ‘C’, highlights the existence of modern day blood diamonds due to ongoing ties between diamonds and brutal human rights abuse (amongst other ethics issues) in certain diamond mining locales on the African continent and beyond. The report, issued by […]

“Dissecting the social license to operate”: percepties van lokale gemeenschappen over industriële mijnbouw in Noordwest Tanzania

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Download het rapport in PDF (en) Open de interactieve webmapDiscussies over industriële mijnbouw draaien vaak om de bijdrage van de sector aan de verhoging van het binnenlands product. De lokale impact op de plattelandsgemeenschappen, waarin veel van deze bedrijven opereren, krijgt veel minder aandacht. Om de stem van deze gemeenschappen mee in het debat te […]

Dissecting the social license to operate: Local community perceptions of industrial mining in northwest Tanzania

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Download the full report in pdf Visit the interactive webmapDiscussions on industrial mining often revolve around the sector’s contribution to domestic revenue generation. The local impact on the rural communities wherein most of these companies operate receives much less attention. To bring the voices of these communities to the centre of the debate, IPIS conducted surveys […]

Artisanal and small-scale mining mapping in the Runde Rural District of Zimbabwe

IPIS and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) collaborated to map artisanal and small-scale mining in the Runde Rural district of Zimbabwe. Following a training on Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tools organized by IPIS in November 2018, ZELA conducted a pilot study on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the area. Five groups of enumerators […]

Evaluer l’impact des programmes de diligence raisonnable dans l’est de la RDC

Durant la décennie précédente plusieurs programmes législatifs et de diligence raisonnable (PDR) ont été développés pour permettre de tracer l’origine des minerais et de certifier les minerais « libres de conflits ». Leur but est à la fois d’améliorer les conditions de vie des communautés minières et de réduire les violations des droits de l’homme dans des […]

Anti-Diversion Measures. Real-Time Locating Systems

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Diversion is largely a self-inflicted problem that stems from negligence by states, militaries, and civilians (Small Arms Survey, 2008). The illicit trade of small arms and light weapons remains a serious problem internationally and in many countries. To prevent the illicit trade States call for responsible arms export control systems to be put in place. […]

Assessing the impact of due diligence programmes in Eastern DRC: A baseline study

Over the past decade, various legislative and due diligence programmes (DDP) have been developed to improve mining communities’ livelihoods and reduce human rights abuses in conflict affected and high- risk areas, with a special focus on the African Great Lakes region. Despite significant growth and investments in minerals certification and traceability schemes, data on the […]

Cartographie des zones minières artisanales et des chaînes d’approvisionnement en minéraux dans l’est de la RDC

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Dans son dernier rapport et sa dernière webmap, IPIS présente ses données actualisées sur l’impact des conflits armés et de l’ingérence des groupes armés dans le secteur minier artisanal dans l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo. En s’appuyant sur une vaste base de données collectées sur les dix dernières années, IPIS évalue l’impact des […]

Mapping artisanal mining areas and mineral supply chains in eastern DRC

In a new report and webmap, IPIS presents its updated data on armed conflict and armed interference in eastern DRC’s artisanal mining sector. Building on extensive data, gathered over the last ten years, IPIS assesses the impact of responsible sourcing initiatives in DRC, designed to address armed interference in mineral supply chains. The report illustrates […]