Human rights or corporate interests?: hidden agenda of companies involved in Congo-lobbyPhoto: Courtesy of DeWereldMorgen.be

The past few years, a considerable lobby has come up protesting the trade in minerals produced with child labour or other human rights abuses, especially when minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo are concerned. A most diverse group of stakeholders is involved in this lobby. Not all companies involved have the interests of the Congo at heart, however. Raf Custers did research into the real agenda of lobbyists and mining companies.

Human rights or corporate interests?: hidden agenda of companies involved in Congo-lobbyPhoto: Courtesy of DeWereldMorgen.be

The past few years, a considerable lobby has come up protesting the trade in minerals produced with child labour or other human rights abuses, especially when minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo are concerned. A most diverse group of stakeholders is involved in this lobby. Not all companies involved have the interests of the Congo at heart, however. Raf Custers did research into the real agenda of lobbyists and mining companies.

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