First Quantum Minerals

Sábado, Julio 27, 2013

Joint press statement: It is very clear to those who care for the environment, morality and justice that First Quantum Minerals/Kalumbila Minerals Limited have violated the Protection Order by carrying out projects that have not been approved either by the community or Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA).

Viernes, Julio 19, 2013

News release: The General Congress of the Ngäbe Buglé Indigenous and Campesino People has solicited a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, during his visit to Panama starting today. Violations of the right to self-determination of Ngäbe communities affected by First Quantum's project, Cobre Panamá, is among the issues they seek to discuss.

Miércoles, Marzo 6, 2013

The Canadian government’s big announcement for this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association conference (PDAC) wasn’t the renewal of tax credits for “flow-through” shares – a $100 million dollar a year subsidy for exploration companies – or even a creative new way of diverting international development aid money to support Canadian mining projects in the developing world. No, it was a pair of investment agreements, one with Cameroon and one with Zambia.

Martes, Abril 12, 2011

News release: Five organizations, from Zambia, Switzerland, France, and Canada, have filed a complaint today against Glencore International AG and First Quantum Minerals Ltd. before the Swiss and Canadian National Contact Points (NCP) for violating the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Martes, Marzo 25, 2008

Joint news release: Congolese and international non-governmental organisations welcomed the publication of the review of mining contracts by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and called on the government to ensure that the renegotiation of contracts is conducted openly and fairly.

Lunes, Febrero 4, 2008

Joint news release: As the Mining Indaba 2008 conference gears up in Cape Town, an international coalition of non-governmental organizations warns that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining contract review process has been hijacked, and that new deals are being struck behind closed doors.

Sábado, Diciembre 27, 2003

In October 2000, a UN Panel of Experts released a report on violence in the Congo, in which they called eight Canadian mining companies to account for commercial activities that were contributing to conflict in that war-torn country. It is estimated that 3 to 5 million people have died in the Congo in recent years due to the war.

Domingo, Febrero 23, 2003

On October 24 last year, the Group of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and other Forms of Wealth in the Congo, a UN panel struck to research this issue, submitted its report to the United Nations.