Monday, April 7, 2014

MiningWatch Canada prepared this brief for an expert meeting on practical solutions to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights' “effectiveness criteria.”  The data for this brief is derived from the work of MiningWatch Canada and our local and international partners on a project-level non-judicial grievance mechanism at Barrick’s Porgera Joint Venture mine in Papua New Guinea, as well as our initial engagement on a similar mechanism at African Barrick Gold’s North Mara mine in Tanzania.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Together with RAID (Rights and Accountability in Development), the London Mining Network, and CORE (the Corporate Responsibility coalition of the UK) have put together a briefing note for investors in UK mining company African Barrick Gold and its majority shareholder Barrick Gold Corporation regarding human rights violations at the North Mara mine in Tanzania.

Friday, February 21, 2014

MiningWatch and Rights and Accountability in Development wrote this letter to the President and CEO of Barrick Gold, Jamie Sokalsky, to ask the company to come clean about the “remedy programs” that African Barrick Gold (a UK-registered company controlled by Barrick Gold) has established for alleged victims of harm and women who have been the victims of alleged sexual assault by police and site security personnel at the North Mara mine in Tanzania.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

News release: A previously confidential legal waiver forced to light by litigation in England raises serious questions about African Barrick Gold’s handling of alleged violence against civilians by police and security guards at its North Mara mine in Tanzania. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

News release from the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), the Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA), and the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT): A new report published by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences finds potentially life-threatening levels of arsenic around Barrick Gold’s North Mara mine in Tanzania. “If nothing is done the environment will be destroyed. It has already become heavily polluted by arsenic, cobalt and other heavy metals,” says Evans Rubara of the Christian Council of Tanzania, one of the organizations that commissioned the report.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Dominion Newspaper is a cooperative, independent, grass roots publication. A special edition, State of Mine: An Investigation of Canada's Extractive Industries was published in November 2008 and is available online at: www.dominionpaper.ca/issue/55. The online edition features 37 articles on mining issues in Canada and internationally, including articles by MiningWatch Canada's Ramsey Hart and former National Coordinator Joan Kuyek.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Includes a resource extraction section among its 10,000 articles from alternative sources from and about Africa, plus an e-zine of original writing, all for the promotion of human rights and economic justice.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

On May 2nd, 2007, as part of an "International Day of Action" against Barrick, protests took place in six different countries as well as in Toronto, Canada, where Barrick is based.

On the same day, Canada's second largest gold mining company, GoldCorp, was protested at their annual meeting in Vancouver.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Canadian mining map was produced by the Halifax Initiative during the National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries. The Roundtables, which took place between June and November of 2006, fulfilled one of the recommendations made in the groundbreaking report, Mining in Developing Countries and Corporate Social Responsibility, tabled by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (SCFAIT) in June 2005.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Dennis Tessier's Master's thesis (for the University of Dar Es Salaam) examines the role stakeholder engagement could play in bringing about sustainable development in Tanzania's gold mining industry. The study was conducted using qualitative research methods with three primary areas of focus: a historical analysis of gold mining within the region prior to the major restructuring of the Tanzania mining industry in the 1990s; an analysis of the 1997 Mineral Policy and 1998 Mining Act and an analysis of the current state of stakeholder engagement.