Social Justice & Mining
EU POLICY ON RESPONSIBLE MINERAL TRADE
UCSIA/USOS Conference on Tuesday 14 February 2023
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Introduction by Divin-Luc Bikubanya
MINERAL SUPPLY CHAINS: REGULATION, RISK, RESPONSIBILITY
Presentation by Prof. Sara Geenen, chairwoman of USOS; Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp and Centre d’Expertise en Gestion Minière (CEGEMI), Université Catholique de Bukavu
What do today’s mineral supply chains look like? What is (and who defines) supply chain risk? How should mineral supply chains be regulated (and who decides)? And is responsible sourcing a contradiction in terms?
EMPOWERING SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS TO PARTICIPATE IN MINERAL SUPPLY CHAIN REGULATION: RESEARCH PROJECT PRESENTATION
Presentation by Dr. Sarah Katz-Lavigne, post-doctoral researcher, IOB, University of Antwerp and CEGEMI, Université Catholique de Bukavu
What does it mean to ensure the meaningful participation of communities and small-scale producers in decision-making around supply-chain?
IDENTIFY WAYS IN WHICH SMEs CAN IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE PROCESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE
Presentation by Dr. Boris Verbrugge, research expert at HIVA (Research Institute for Work and Society), KU Leuven
How and why do SMEs engage in efforts to address human rights risks? What are the barriers and opportunities that SMEs face when attempting to assess and address human rights risks more systematically by carrying out human rights due diligence?
ARTISANAL AND INDUSTRIAL COBALT MINING IN THE DRC
Presentation by Prof. Bossissi Nkuba, post-doctoral researcher, University of Antwerp and CEGEMI, Université Catholique de Bukavu
How are transnational environmental regulatory frameworks put into practice at the local level? In the face of global environmental challenges, how can cobalt mining in DRC be a catalyst for a just transition?
EUROPEAN CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY DUE DILIGENCE DIRECTIVE AND SOCIAL ECONOMY ACTION PLAN
Presentation by Miguel Toledano Lanza, political attaché at European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), European Parliament. Legal and economic advisor in various environments: Employment and Social Affairs, Culture and Education
How do European policies relate to the supply of natural resources more generally? Linked to this, how can we understand the role of social economy organizations as promoted by the European Social Economy Action Plan?
Moderator: Katrien Vanderschoot, journalist at VRT NWS’s foreign affairs section, specializing in Africa
- Challenges posed by the demand for minerals in the Global South
- EU and companies’ responsibility in relation to minerals supply chains
- ‘Best practices’ or regulations for the governance of South (Extraction) – North (Consumption) of conflict minerals
- Barbara Cooreman (Responsible sourcing): A representative of UMICORE, a Belgian circular materials technology company
- Guiseppe Cioffo, Corporate Regulation and Extractives Officer of CIDSE, Brussels
- Prof. Gamze Erdem Turkelli, Law and Development Research Group, University of Antwerp
- Cecilia Mattea, Clean Vehicles Officer at Transport and Environment (T&E), Brussels.
GLOBAL STRATEGIC PLAN: 2019-2023
Final presentation by Guillermo Otano, advocacy officer at ALBOAN and coordinator of the Justice in Mining Network, a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network
How to promote strong business regulations and corporate accountability in the supply chains of minerals? How does this debate contribute to this? What are the possible future perspectives for moving the agenda forward?
Based on the conference, students of the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) created a series of podcasts. You can listen to the podcasts through the links below.
Human Rights Abuses in the Global Supply Chain
Bridget Thielens Lomo
Global Organization of Production
Moira Cornejo Zambrana
The Role of Consumer in Mining
Social Justice in the Mineral Supply Chains
Balolage Gloire & Justin Nonvignon Dossou
Social Justice and Mining Conference
Camila Salazar Nunez & Rebeca Lara Benavides
Mining Value Chain: a more radical perspective
Chau Ngoc San Nguyen
Reflections on EU Due Deligence Directive on Mining
Gurmessa Kenea Umeta
Feedback and summary of Social Justice and Mining
Due Diligence and Accountability in Mining
Mohammed Toyib & Ousmane Alpha Diallo
Social Justice and Mining
Reflection on Social Justice and Mining
Are Due Diligence Processes only for Cosmetic Value?