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RAID promotes a rights-based approach to development. RAID works to advance corporate accountability, fair investment and good governance, to ensure that the human rights of people living in poverty are respected by the private sector, international financial institutions and governments.


Promoting corporate accountability: stock market compliance and human rights

RAID believes that companies trading on the world's stock markets should abide by the rules and not bring markets into disrepute. Strict, properly enforced rules can help to protect stock markets from being used to launder assets of dubious origin.

RAID is critical of AIM, the junior market of the London Stock Exchange, for having a regulatory regime that is neither strict enough nor adequately enforced. Our report Asset laundering and AIM: Congo, corporate misconduct and the market value of human rights exposes a culture that appears to prioritise market gain over accountability and human rights.


Anvil Mining's Dikulushi Mine and the Kilwa Incident

RAID has focused attention on the use made by the Congolese military of Anvil Mining Limited's logistic and personnel in a counter-offensive to crush insurgents in the town of Kilwa, Democratic Republic of Congo in October 2004.

RAID's Kilwa trial chronicle


Four Corners


Promoting corporate accountability and the human rights responsibilities of business

RAID advocates for binding corporate accountability frameworks, particularly the development of international norms on the human rights responsibilities of companies. A major focus of RAID's work involves demanding corporate adherence to the international human rights framework and other relevant corporate responsibility instruments, including the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the only multilateral corporate responsibility instrument that has been adopted by the 30 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and several non-OECD members.  Endorsing governments have obligations to promote adherence by multinational companies, including handling complaints brought against companies alleged to be in violation. 


UN Panel of Experts: Illegal Exploitation of natural resources in the DR Congo

Promoting fair investment in the DR Congo's mining sector

Deregulation and the denial of human rights in Zambia

Africa Advocacy Group

 

 

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