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Brief on Concerns Related to Project-Level Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms

This brief presents data derived from field assessments by MiningWatch Canada and partners at the Porgera Joint Venture mine, Papua New Guinea, and by MiningWatch Canada with Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) at the North Mara gold mine, Tanzania. It was prepared for the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop on Remedy, Ottawa, September 25, 2014, by Catherine Coumans.

This paper updates a previous one prepared by MiningWatch Canada for the Expert Meeting: “Sharing experiences and finding practical solutions regarding the implementation of the UNGP’s effectiveness criteria” held in The Hague, April 3-4, 2014. It provides updated information regarding the non-judicial grievance mechanism at the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea, as well as new information regarding the non-judicial grievance mechanism at the North Mara mine in Tanzania, based on a field assessment carried out with Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) in June-July 2014.