Mining Law and Environmental Issues in Africa. A Comparative Analysis of An Evolving Integration in Republic of Congo (RC) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Posted: 14 Aug 2020
Date Written: January 31, 2020
This article provides an analysis of the legal frameworks of the Republic of Congo (RC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the subject matter of mining, and specifically the way the integration of environmental concerns has evolved. The comparative perspective of two African countries highlights in fact the challenges that faces both countries, and the pathway they respectively use to frame and try to give a significant meaning or an effective sense to the protection purported. In this regard, it is demonstrated that the realm of mining operations is in essence a sphere of risk, either operational or accidental, but the evolution the legal frameworks shows an equivocal development and many differences above some common and visible aspects.
Keywords: Environment, Mining, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Environmental Concerns, Mining Regulation
JEL Classification: K10, K23, K32, K33, K49
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