Canadian coalition suing Anvil over Congo incident

Nov 10, 2010 | 12:40 PM | Thorsten Schier

A coalition of Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has filed a class-action against Anvil Mining Ltd. accusing the Australian company of playing a role in alleged human rights abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The suit, filed in a Montreal court by the Canadian Association Against Impunity, alleges that Anvil provided trucks, drivers and planes to the Congolese military in October 2004 to help it counter an attempt by a rebel group to take over the port town of Kilwa. The incident led....

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