Earlier this month, a fact-finding mission went to the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea. It concluded that Barrick’s project-level non-judicial grievance mechanism is both seriously flawed and divests indigenous rape victims of their right to take legal action against Barrick Gold’s Porgera Mine. It is claimed that this constitutes an instance of abuse of a non-judicial grievance mechanism. Barrick’s remedy process should not be allowed to form a precedent.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12201.
Barrick is a Canadian company in which there is major British investment (see http://moneytometal.org/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=Barrick&go=Go).