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Mapping artisanal mining sites in the Western Central African Republic

This report presents an analysis of the artisanal mining sector in western Central African Republic (CAR) and outlines some of the challenges surrounding gold and diamond mining, trade and export. From April to July 2019, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), in partnership with national authorities, carried out a mapping of artisanal mining sites in […]

IPIS Briefing March 2020 – Cobalt: Concerns over Child Labour in Artisanal Mining should not overshadow the corruption in Large Scale Mining

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The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: Cobalt – Concerns over Child Labour in Artisanal Mining Should Not […]

IPIS Briefing February 2020 – Focus on Beni

The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: Violence in Beni. In the news: South African court refuses to […]

IPIS Briefing January 2020 – Focus on GIS4Peace

The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: GIS4Peace, from desk research to field implementation. In the news: Congolese […]

IPIS Briefing December 2019 – Focus on defence-related companies in Africa

The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: defence-related companies in Africa In the news:  human rights under pressure […]

IPIS Briefing November 2019 – Focus on Kimberley Process after failed reform cycle

The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: Kimberley Process after failed reform cycle. In the news: United Nations […]

Ground-Based Incident Reporting in eastern DRC

In January 2018, the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) granted IPIS funds to implement an independent, transparent and participatory platform for incident reporting and community empowerment in responsible sourcing in the eastern DRC gold sector. This platform will have to contribute in improving transparency around follow-up and resolution of incidents in cooperation with relevant […]

IPIS Briefing October 2019 – Guiding companies on Human Rights Duties

The IPIS briefing offers a selection of articles, news and updates on natural resources, armed conflict, Business & Human Rights and arms trade.  Every month, an editorial and related publications shed a light on a specific topic in IPIS’ areas of research. In focus: Guiding companies on their human rights duties. In the news: new Cold […]