Barrick Gold

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

News release: (Ottawa/Oxford, 5 August 2014) A human rights assessment conducted between late June and mid-July 2014 at UK-listed African Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine Ltd. in Tanzania by MiningWatch Canada and the British NGO, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), confirms reports of ongoing excessive use of force by police guarding the mine, resulting in deaths and serious injuries of villagers from the surrounding area.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Repeat of 2009’s Gross Human Rights Violations Follow Failed Resettlement Negotiations

(Ottawa) In a pre-dawn raid on Friday, June 6, Papua New Guinea (PNG) police Mobile Units evicted residents from Wingima village near Barrick’s Porgera gold mine and burnt down some 200 houses, according to reports from eye witnesses in Porgera as well as from local Member of Parliament Nixon Mangape. Victims said they had no warning and were not given eviction notices in advance of the attack.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

By act and by omission, the Canadian state has been found guilty for its role in human rights violations in Latin America as a result of its efforts to spur, sponsor, and protect Canadian mining investments abroad, along with five Canadian mining companies.

Friday, May 16, 2014

(Ottawa) On the day of Barrick Gold’s Annual General Meeting, April 30, 2014, Montreal-based law firm Trudel and Johnston filed a law suit on behalf of shareholders against Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick) and four of its Directors and Senior Officers.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

News release: As Barrick Gold struggles with deepening financial and management crises, it is time to squarely recognize the relationship between the decline of the corporation and the environmental and human rights abuses at Barrick projects around the world – which are protested against yearly outside and inside the annual shareholder meeting.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Letter from MiningWatch Canada and Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) in response to a letter and attachments received from African Barrick Gold dated 11 March 2014, concerning the project-level non-judicial grievance mechanisms at the company's North Mara gold mine in Tanzania.

Friday, April 11, 2014

MiningWatch Canada prepared this brief for Access Facility's 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 Mechanisms, Porgera Mine - Barrick, Corporate Social Responsibility, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Barrick Gold

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Canada has a rising debt to mining-affected communities around the world. Meanwhile, aggressive government promotion of NGO-mining company partnerships is likely to be of greatest benefit to corporate public relations, and to restrain participating NGOs from joining the fight against corporate impunity in solidarity with affected communities and workers.

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.