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UN et al. vs. Kakanda Development

Case overview

Date filed 2 December 2002
Current status Rejected
Issue Activities of Kakanda Development Corporation in the DRC
Summary of the case In October 2002, the United Nations Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Riches in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) issued a report which included an annex listing companies which, in their view, had violated the Guidelines in the DRC. Eight of these companies were Canada multinational enterprises.

In October 2003, the UN published a subsequent report in which seven of the eight Canadian companies were listed as 'issues resolved - no further action required'. One company was listed as 'pending cases with governments'. The NCP accepted the Panel's conclusions and followed up with this company, Kakanda Development Corporation.
Developments/Outcome In response to the NCP's follow-up actions, the company replied with a letter describing their involvement in the DRC. The letter indicated that the company had not been active in the DRC since 1997 and they had officially halted all activities in the DRC as of June 2004.The NCP subsequently concluded the specific instance.
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NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Canada
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Company Information

Company responsible Kakanda Development Corporation
Company address
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Company in violation Kakanda Development Corporation
Country of operations Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
2 December 2002 National Contact Point Canada reject As the company indicated that they had nog been active in the DRC since 1997, the NCP concluded the specific instance.  

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