Acacia Minings Revised Operational Grievance Mechanism at North Mara Gold Mine, Tanzania Assessment and Recommendations

Acacia Mining plc is a London based company that owns the North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania. Its majority shareholder is Canadian mining giant, Barrick Gold Corporation. Acacia's North Mara mine has a history of serious human rights abuses. In an unprecedented series of incidents since at least 2005, local people have been shot or seriously injured at North Mara as the result of security operations. RAID and MiningWatch Canada documented at least 22 people killed and 69 injured, many by bullets, at or near the mine between 2014 and 2016. Following public pressure, Acacia acknowledged in its annual report published in March 2017 that 32 ?trespasser-related? deaths had occurred at its mine between 2014 and 2016. The death toll may be even higher. A 2016 parliamentary inquiry into complaints at North Mara mine received reports of 65 killings and 270 people injured by police jointly responsible for mine security.

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Categories: Barrick Gold
Author: Rights and Accountability in Development