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Media Archive 2007

12 Mar 2007

RAID: "UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Adopts New Procedures and Structure: Summary of outcomes"

In July 2006, the UK's Minister for State and Trade announced new procedures to increase the effectiveness of the UK's National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. If properly implemented, the changes should ensure future cases submitted to the UK NCP will be dealt with more effectively than before

Media briefing

12 Mar 2007

RAID, ACIDH, ASADHO, CDH, Global Witness: "Human Rights Groups Denounce Obstruction of Justice Following Transfer of Kilwa Trial's Military Prosecutor"

The transfer of Colonel Eddy Nzabi Mbombo, the military prosecutor in the Kilwa trial, has been denounced as an obstruction of the judicial process.

Press release
(English)

(français)

(web link)


13 Mar 2007

RAID, BIC, Broederlijk Delen, CEPAS, Fatal Transactions, NiZA, RODHECIC: "International Appeal for a Revision of the DRC's Mining Contracts"

An international appeal calls for the revision of mining contracts that are highly unfavourable to the DR Congo. Contracts inherited from the war and the transition should be renegotiated or revoked so that the Congolese people derive a fair share from the exploitation of the country's vast mineral wealth.

Press release
(pdf)

(web link)


12 Apr 2007

RAID: "New Report Proposes Economic Rationale for Renegotiating Key Mining Contracts in the DRC"

RAID's report proposes an economic rationale for renegotiating some of the key copper and cobalt mining contracts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Related website:

http://kamotominingproject.blogspot.com

Press release
(pdf)

(web link)


2 Jul 2007

RAID: "Military Court Delivers a Not Guilty Verdict in Kilwa Trial"

The court has acquitted the principal defendants Colonesl Ademar Ilunga and eight soldiers of war crimes. Three expatriate Anvil Mining employees were also acquitted of complicity in war crimes.

Media briefing (English)

(français)

Related document:

UN Press Release


17 Jul 2007

RAID, ACIDH, ASADHO, Global Witness: "Victims of Kilwa Massacre Denied Justice by Congolese Military Court"

"Les victimes du massacre de Kilwa privès de justice par une cour militaire congolaise"

A new report documents serious flaws and irregularities in the trial of nine Congolese soldiers for war crimes and three employees of Anvil Mining for complicity in war crimes.

Related document:

Kilwa Trial: a denial of justice
A Chronology, October 2004–July 2007

Le Procès de Kilwa : un déni de justice
Chronologie, octobre 2004–juillet 2007

Press release (English)

(français)


18 Oct 2007

RAID, ACIDH, ASADHO, Global Witness: "Three Years On – Still No Justice for the Victims of the Kilwa Massacre: Fears of political interference in appeal hearing"

NGOs are calling on the authorities to respect the independence of the judiciary and ensure a fair appeal for the victims.

Press release (English)

(français)


28 Nov 2007

RAID and Global Witness: "World Bank and Donors Should Address Corruption and Impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo"

RAID and GW are challenging the World Bank and donor governments to explain what measures they are putting in place to ensure that future aid to the DRC will be used in a responsible and accountable way."

Press release (English)

(français)


5 Dec 2007

RAID, ACIDH and ASADHO: "Kilwa appeal should take place in Kinshasa to reduce the risk of political interference"

The Congolese military court of appeal should ensure that the Kilwa appeal does not compound earlier miscarriages of justice. The appeal should be heard in the capital, Kinshasa, and a full independent forensic examination of the bodies of the victims should be carried out with international assistance.

Press release (English)

(français)


21 Dec 2007

RAID and Global Witness: "Military court of appeal succumbs to political interference in Kilwa trial"

The decision by the military appeal court not to allow an appeal against the acquittal of nine soldiers and three employees of Anvil Mining in relation to the Kilwa massacre is a blatant denial of the victims' right to a fair hearing.

Media briefing

     
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