Hot off the Press: New oil Law Threatens Corruption and Environmental Damage – and UK SOCO is first in the queue

A murky deal for the Congo as oil exploration threatens corruption and environmental damage – and London-based Soco International is first in the queue . Weeks after putting down a rebellion, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing new oil laws that could open it up to vast corruption and put its… Read More

Global Witness: La loi sur les hydrocarbures devant le parlement de la RD Congo n’est pas en mesure d’arrêter la corruption ou les dommages environnementaux

La loi sur les hydrocarbures devant le parlement de la RD Congo n’est pas en mesure d’arrêter la corruption ou les dommages environnementaux – Global Witness 9 Mai 2013 Les révisions prévues de la loi sur les hydrocarbures de la RD Congo contiennent des défauts majeurs qui pourraient laisser libre court à une mauvaise gestion… Read More

Global Witness: Oil law before Congo parliament fails to safeguard against corruption or environmental damage

Oil law before Congo parliament fails to safeguard against corruption or environmental damage – Global Witness 9 May 2013 Planned revisions to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s hydrocarbons law contain major flaws that could allow gross mismanagement of the country’s oil wealth and serious environmental impacts. The draft text, published by Global Witness today,[i] is before the… Read More