Mining activities in the Katanga province and impact on local communities

One of the major challenges of the 21st century is to ensure that the increased flows of international investment and corporate activity do not interfere with our commitment to human rights. This is not a theoretical issue: The complex task of reconciling human rights and investments has become an obligation with consequences for southern countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It is distressing to discover that, in many cases, foreign investments in developing countries have failed to contribute to the social and economic development of local communities.


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