Frieden & Sicherheit

Policy Paper: Litigation (im)possible? Holding companies accountable for sexual and gender-based violence in the context of extractive industries

Published: 7. September 2015

Sexual and gender-based violence seems to be inherent in the surroundings of extractive projects. How is it possible to hold the mother companies accountable? How can the intentionality and foreseeability of those crimes be proved? How do you find and secure evidence? What do non-judicial company grievance mechanisms do for the victims?