Operationalising the United Nations’ ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework at the Porgera Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea
This In Brief discusses new research undertaken by Sinclair Dinnen and Kylie McKenna in Port Moresby and the Porgera gold mine in Enga Province in early November. This was a preliminary trip with a view to doing sustained fieldwork in 2015. Sinclair and Kylie are interested in examining a number of initiatives being undertaken by Barrick Gold, the Canadian gold miner which has operated the Porgera mine since 2006. These initiatives are taking place against a history of serious human rights allegations levelled against Barrick’s own security personnel, as well as against elements of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.