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Human Rights and Business: Global Witness v. Afrimex (UK) Ltd.

UK National Contact Point under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises delivered in late August an important decision in Global Witness v. Afrimex (UK) Ltd.  Global Witness alleged that Afrimex paid taxes to rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo and employed insufficient due diligence on the supply chain, sourcing minerals from mines that use child and forced labour. It further maintained that Afrimiex Ltd violated Chapter II (General Policies), Chapter IV (Employment and Industrial Relations) and Chapter VI (Combating bribery) of the Guidelines. The UK NCP concurred and noted that: 51 ….Afrimex did not fulfil the requirements of…