Mining activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Lead NCPIsrael
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the UN Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) regarding the activities of an Israeli multinational enterprise operating in the DRC.
Theme(s)General policies
Date1 Oct 2003
Host country(ies)Democratic Republic of the Congo
SourceNGO
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusConcluded
Summary

In 2002, the United Nations Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the DRC issued a report which included an annex listing companies which, in their view, had violated the Guidelines in the DRC.

In October 2003, the UN Expert Panel issued another report listing an Israeli multinational enterprise as not having responded to the Panel's requests for information and referred it to the Israeli NCP to follow up the alleged violations.

Following an enquiry by the NCP, the company in question stopped sourcing from DRC and the NCP subsequently concluded the specific instance.

 

Note: As the UN Expert Panel did not specify which provisions of the Guidelines were breached in this specific instance, it has been classified under "general policies".