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Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Source: Responsible Sourcing Network, 2017

Author(s): Raphaël Deberdt and Patricia Jurewicz

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In the fourth consecutive year of analyzing companies’ conflict minerals compliance and reporting, Responsible Sourcing Network’s (RSN) research unveils a troubling trend widely spread among companies and industries. For the 2017 Mining the Disclosures report, RSN performed a year-on-year comparison between the scores achieved in 2016 and 2017. Regrettably, the...

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Gold Mining in Colombia, Post-war Crime and the Peace Agreement with the FARC

Gold Mining in Colombia, Post-war Crime and the Peace Agreement with the FARC

Source: Third World Thematics, 2017

Author(s): Frédéric Massé and Philippe Le Billon

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Peace Agreements

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Peace negotiations with left-wing insurgent groups have brought hope for a reduction in illegal economic activities in Colombia, including gold mining. We consider the impact of a transition to peace on possible trajectories of post-war crime in the gold sector, focusing on its major conflict-crime connections and responses by government...

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Leaving the Beaten Track? The EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals

Leaving the Beaten Track? The EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals

Source: Royal Institute for International Relations, 2017

Author(s): Jeroen Cuvelier

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Since the end of the 1990s, natural resources have been the focus point of policymakers, academics, journalists, NGO activists and other observers trying to find a solution to the enduring armed conflict in Africa’s Great Lakes region. The illegal exploitation of mineral resources such as gold, diamonds, tin, tantalum and...

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Making Territory: War, Post-war and the Entangled Scales of Contested Forest Governance in Mid-Western Nepal

Making Territory: War, Post-war and the Entangled Scales of Contested Forest Governance in Mid-Western Nepal

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Sarah Byrne, Andrea J. Nightingale, and Benedikt Korf

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Ruptures that constitute exceptional events in national politics intersect in different ways with local politics, where more ongoing, continuous processes of both contestation and conservation around natural resource use may persist amidst a turbulent political landscape on other scales. Nepal, with its series of unfinished revolutions, civil war (1996–2006), and...

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Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo

Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Kasper Hoffmann, Koen Vlassenroot, and Gauthier Marchais

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This contribution analyses the role of taxation in the constitution of authority in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a multitude of authorities alternately compete and collude over the right to extract resources. Taxation ranges from simple plunder, to protection rackets, to the material reciprocation of the...

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It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

Source: Rift Valley Institute, 2016

Author(s): Gillian Mathys and Koen Vlassenroot

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Land disputes are considered both key sources and perpetuating factors of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the years, scholars and practitioners have identified a number of critical land-related factors contributing to violence and conflict. These include a considerable diversity of forms of land governance...

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Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Mitigation and Transformation

Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Mitigation and Transformation

Source: Peacebuild - The Canadian Peacebuilding Network, 2011

Author(s): Rena Ramkay

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Peacebuild, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) convened the fifth in a series of six workshops on peacebuilding and conflict prevention policy issues on 30 June 2011 in the CANADEM conference room in Ottawa. The purpose of the workshop series is to exchange...

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Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Source: University of Stellenbosch, 2007

Author(s): François Henri Caas

Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Both Afghanistan and Sudan have experienced extended periods of war and violent conflict. Sudan has been engulfed in a nearly continuous and bitter civil war since independence in 1956. Afghanistan has been in a state of conflict since the Soviet invasion in 1979. Both nations are also among the poorest...

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Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Source: University of North Texas, 2013

Author(s): Christopher Macaulay and Paul R. Hensel

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Studies of interstate territorial conflict have recognized natural resources as one of the elements that makes many territories "salient" or valuable to the claimant states. These studies have generally treated all resources as equivalent, though, with no distinction made between issues based on their value or renewability. We suggest that...

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Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Source: University for Peace, 2011

Author(s): Erin McCandless and Tony Karbo

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The Africa Programme of the UN–affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE) is pleased to present Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader, another step in the effort to ameliorate Africa’s problem of access to practice- and policy-relevant scholarship and information that addresses the twin challenges of building sustainable peace and...

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