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A Brilliant Opportunity for the Gold Sector

Expand A boy and a girl work in a small gold mine in Amansie West district, Ghana. © 2016 Juliane Kippenberg for Human Rights Watch In the coming weeks, Switzerland’s Council of States has a big decision to take: should Swiss companies be required to introduce human rights and environmental safeguards for their global actions? This month, prompted by pressure from a civil society initiative on Responsible Business, it will consider a bill to do just that.   Swiss businesses often source their commodities and products from far-flung countries, which puts them at risk of getting caught up in…

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