Author Archives: non_profit

DRC Three Workers Blurred Successful Court Cases Kolwezi DRC

Congolese workers challenge mining companies in DRC courts

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

North Mara gold mine operated by African Barrick Gold Plc. in Tanzania

RAID response to attacks by Barrick Gold

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.

Tanzanian human rights victims file first ever legal case in Canada against Barrick Gold

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.

Seismic change needed at Glencore following a decade of corruption

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.

European Union: Rules for batteries should cover bauxite, copper and iron

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.

New killings and assaults at Barrick Gold’s Tanzania mine shatter company’s radical improvement claims

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.