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RAID promotes respect for human rights and responsible conduct by companies abroad. RAID works to ensure that companies that perpetrate human rights abuses, cause environmental harm or engage in corruption or financial impropriety are held to account. Working closely with affected communities, RAID seeks redress through complaints mechanisms and legal actions throughout the world, as well as advising governments, companies and international institutions on good practice.

 

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17 Jun 2014

PR or Progress? Glencore’s Corporate Responsibility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In a report published today, RAID and its Swiss NGO colleagues Bread for All and Fastenopfer criticise the Anglo-Swiss mining company Glencore over its record on human rights, the environment and relations with communities affected by its operations in the DRC.

Full report

Executive summary:
English
français

Press release:
English
français

Related link:

Glencore's response to the report

RAID and its NGO colleagues are publishing Glencore's response in the interests of transparency. We would like to clarify that the terms of reference of our investigation were agreed by Glencore in May 2013. In advance of our site visit, we sent Glencore a list of the matters that we wished to discuss. Following the site visit – during which Glencore's representatives were present at all times – we wrote to Glencore on several occasions to invite them to comment, and we were in constant dialogue with them while the report was in preparation. We sent Glencore a detailed list of our principal findings in May 2014 and, at their request, met their representatives again in order to discuss the findings. Glencore sent us its response on 21 May, and we incorporated their comments into the final report. We do not accept Glencore's claim that the report contains any new material of which the company was unaware.


30 Apr 2014

RAID has today written to Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, following the Government's announcement that Och-Ziff was allocated 12 million priority shares in the recent Royal Mail privatisation. Och-Ziff's preferential treatment is disquieting in the light of the serious outstanding allegations against the company (see RAID's recent report, 28 April 2014).

RAID's letter

Government press release


28 Apr 2014

"Och-Ziff, Mugabe’s 'Bagmen' and the Underpricing of African Assets"

In a report published today, RAID calls on the US authorities to investigate a number of questionable transactions in Africa by Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, a $41bn US hedge fund listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Press release

Full report

Summary with recommendations


23 Apr 2014

RAID and others: "African Barrick Gold AGM: investors must question abuses at North Mara Mine, Tanzania"

Investors in AGB must use tomorrow's AGM to ask questions of the company's leadership regarding alleged human rights abuses at the mine. ABG pays the Tanzanian police to protect the mine, despite the force's international reputation for brutality and corruption. Since December 2008, at least 16 people have been killed and 11 injured by police at the mine.

Press release


8 Apr 2014

Violent Deaths on Glencore’s Mining Concession in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 15 February 2014 Mutombo Kasuyi died as a result of police violence on a GlencoreXstrata mining concession in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. RAID and its Swiss partners Bread for All and the Catholic Lenten Fund are calling for a full criminal investigation into his death.

Joint statement


26 Mar 2014

Human Rights Incidents at the North Mara Mine, Tanzania

A briefing published today details deaths, injuries and credible reports of rape perpetrated over the past six years by Tanzanian police and employees of the mine's security unit. RAID and others are calling on the UK Government to ask questions of the mine's owner African Barrick Gold (ABG) and its majority shareholder Barrick Gold Corporation. ABG is being sued in the High Court in London over the deaths and injuries. The company denies liability.

Briefing

Letter to Baroness Warsi, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office


2 Oct 2013

RAID and others: "Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC): OECD Complaint Admissible, Says UK Government Watchdog"

Press release (English)

(français)

(русский)

Update, 22 November 2013

This press release should be read in conjunction with ENRC's statement today clarifying that it has 'no intention of changing either its name or its location'. ENRC's registered office is in London.


4 Sep 2013

"The UK Action Plan on Business and Human Rights will bring little comfort to victims of corporate abuse"

Press release


29 Jul 2013

"Five lost years: how money from a US Hedge Fund and a British Mining Company kept Mugabe in power"

Press release


29 July 2013

RAID is calling for an investigation under US sanctions into past payments made by Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC. In 2008, ZANU-PF's Robert Mugabe retained the presidency of Zimbabwe after a campaign of horrific brutality, which led to an extension of US sanctions against Zimbabwe. RAID's investigations indicate that the violence was financed by money originating from OZ Management LP, an Och-Ziff subsidiary. (See also today's press release "Five lost years".)

Full briefing

Background summary


13 May 2013

"OECD complaint filed against Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) regarding DRC mining communities"

Kisankala standpipes in September 2007, shortly after they were installed. Click image for full-size photo.
Kisankala water supply in September 2007, shortly after it was installed.

Kisankala standpipes in March 2013. The water supply has been disconnected. Click image for full-size photo.
Kisankala standpipes in March 2013. The water supply has been disconnected.

Press release

Related link:

African Seer news item about the case


06 Feb 2013

RAID and others: "Illegal Demolitions in DRC - George Forrest International Refuses Compensation for Dispossessed Villagers"

Press release (English)

(français)

Related links:

RAID's briefing on the demolitions, November 2011

Forrest Group's Press release denying liability

RTBF Belgian television news item on the case (in French).


30 Jan 2013

RAID and others: "Rape victims must sign away rights to get remedy from Barrick"

Press release

Related page:


28 Nov 2012

"Polishing the family silver: Response to the FSA's Consultation Paper CP12/25 Enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime"

Response document


1 Nov 2012

RAID and others: "No justice in Canada for Congolese massacre victims as Canada’s Supreme Court dismisses leave to appeal"

Press release (English)

(français)

Related links:

CBC news article about the Supreme Court decision.

La Presse Canada news article (français) about the Supreme Court decision.


19 Jul 2012

Asset laundering and AIM: Congo, corporate misconduct and the market value of human rights.
A report by RAID catalogues the inadequate regulation of the London Stock Exchange’s junior market, AIM.

Executive summary (English)

(français)

Related page:

RAID's page on the report with links to the full report and supporting documents.


19 Jul 2012

"The London Stock Exchange – A haven for laundered conflict assets?"

Press release (English)

(français)


26 Mar 2012

RAID and others: "Congolese victims’ pursuit of justice against Canadian Company goes to Supreme Court"

Press release (English)

(français)

Related documents:

Plaintiff's Motion for a Class Action (unofficial English translation by RAID)

Superior Court judgement in favour of the victims (unofficial English translation by RAID)

Court of Appeal judgement (unofficial English translation by CCIJ)


26 Mar 2012

Felicité Monga, widow and Dickay Kunda, son of deceased Kilwa victim, Pierre Kunda Musopelo.
Felicité Monga, widow and Dickay Kunda, son of deceased Kilwa victim, Pierre Kunda Musopelo.

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14 Mar 2012

RAID and others: "Centerra Gold Inc. flouting Mongolia’s environmental protection laws: organizations file complaint with Canadian Government"

Press release

Request for Review


1 Feb 2012

Amnesty International: "Court's decision in Kilwa Massacre case denies right to remedy for victims of corporate human rights abuses"

Amnesty International statement


1 Feb 2012

RAID and others: "Congolese massacre survivors to pursue justice at the Supreme Court of Canada"

Press release (English)

(français)

Related documents:

Judgement of Quebec Court of Appeal (français)

Photo of the family and friends of victims outside Lubumbashi Cathedral, 7 years after the Kilwa massacre


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