Hundreds of mining executives, investors and politicians gathered at Africa’s 2024 Mining Indaba in Cape Town this month to discuss “positive disruption” in the mining industry. The buzz left no doubt that companies are latching onto huge opportunities from the rising demand in critical minerals needed to propel the energy transition. But there are also
Members of the RAID team visited the North Mara gold mine on 30 and 31 January 2023 to meet with Barrick Gold. We welcomed the opportunity to engage with Barrick’s team. The site visit permitted us to discuss the security and human rights situation at the mine, and gave us an opportunity to see some of
Barrick’s claim that it is troubled by what it calls “RAID’s involvement” in the legal cases ignores that RAID is not a party, nor do we represent any parties, in these proceedings. It is brave Tanzanians represented by experienced law firms who have chosen to pursue justice through the courts, not RAID. We fully support their decision to do so.
UK lawyers acting on behalf of Tanzanian human rights victims today announced they were suing the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) for wrongfully certifying gold from Barrick’s deadly North Mara gold mine in Tanzania as being ‘responsibly sourced’.
Twenty-one Tanzanian nationals filed a legal case today against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for grave human rights violations at the company’s North Mara gold mine in Tanzania. It is the first time Barrick is facing legal action in Canada for human rights violations at one of its operations abroad.
Violence against Indigenous residents intensifies with rising numbers of killings, assaults and torture by police assigned to the North Mara mine, bringing the death toll to at least 77 and 304 wounded.
In May 2022, Glencore, a multinational company at the heart of global commodity markets and the energy transition, admitted to widespread and systematic corruption in countries across the globe. Glencore pleaded guilty to U.S., U.K. and Brazilian corruption charges and is expected to pay approximately $1.5 billion in penalties.
The European Union’s proposed batteries regulation should require importers and manufacturers to source the bauxite, copper and iron used in batteries responsibly, a coalition of 16 organisations said today. The coalition includes RAID as well as Amnesty International, Earthworks, Finnwatch, Germanwatch, Human Rights Watch, Inclusive Development International, INKOTA, PowerShift, SOMO and Transport & Environment, as well as human rights and environmental activists from producer countries.
Ahead of Barrick Gold’s Annual General Meeting on 3 May, corporate watchdog RAID is urging the company’s investors to take action on alarming human rights abuses by Tanzanian police assigned to the company’s North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania.
At least four people have been killed and seven more seriously injured by police engaged to provide security at Tanzania’s North Mara Gold Mine since Barrick Gold assumed control of the mine in September 2019, UK corporate watchdog RAID said today. The alarming human rights abuses shatter the Canadian mining giant’s claim that it has “radically repaired” community relations at the mine, after taking back operational control from its UK subsidiary, Acacia Mining.