International watchdog exposes use of forced labour in Canadian-Eritrean gold project | MINING.com | Gold and What Moves it. | Scoop.it
The group claims the Eritrean government has been using forced labour to construct a gold mine, in a joint venture with Canadian Nevsun Resources Ltd.

 

International group Human Rights Watch said Tuesdaythe Eritrean government has been using forced labour to construct a gold mine, in a joint venture with Canadian Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX: NSU).

 

According to the report, the Vancouver-based miner failed to ensure that forced labour was not used in the construction of its African Bisha gold project.

 

The 29-page document, Hear No Evil: Forced Labour and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea’s Mining Sector, describes how mining companies working in Eritrea risk involvement with the government’s widespread exploitation of forced labour. It also documents how Nevsun – the first company to develop an operational mine in Eritrea – initially failed to take those risks seriously, and then struggled to address allegations of abuse connected to its operations. ...