Righting Wrongs? Barrick Golds Remedy Mechanism for Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea

Brutal accounts of sexual and other assaults have been rife among the indigenous communities living near the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) gold mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Security guards hired to patrol the mine's perimeter and to secure mine property have physically abused many local residents and landowners, and targeted women for vicious sexual assaults, including gang rapes. The assaults, which spanned many years in a context of pervasive impunity, have caused long-term and continuing harm to survivors and Porgeran communities

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Categories: Barrick Gold, Women in Mining
Author: The Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, The International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School