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The Conflict Awareness Project (CAP) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, and bringing to justice major arms traffickers, war profiteering networks, and transnational criminal operations that fuel war and conflict around the world.
UK Authorities Called to Act on “Blood Gold” Case following Swiss Ruling on Argor-Heraeus Appeal February 5, 2014 – A key ruling by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court has given momentum to a war crimes case against the Swiss gold refining giant, Argor-Heraeus SA, alleged to have laundered millions of dollars of looted gold from the Democratic Republic of the C […]
Human Rights Summit December 4-5, 2013 Washington DC CAP executive director Kathi Lynn Austin speaks on “How Can the U.S. Disrupt Transnational Criminal Networks that Enable Atrocities?” Austin joins US Attorney Preet Bharara, US Treasury Department/OFAC Director Adam Szubin, and Reuters Diplomatic Editor Warren Strobel. PANEL: ”How Can the United States Di […]
Swiss investigate Congo gold bought by biggest refiner By Katrina Manson (Nairobi), James Shotter (Zurich), Jack Farchy (London) November 4, 2013 Swiss authorities have opened a criminal investigation into one of the country’s biggest gold refiners to determine whether it committed war crimes by knowingly buying gold from a militia group in eastern Congo. Th […]
War gold linked to Jersey: Island companies helped rebel ‘pillagers’ to buy arms, pressure group alleges Thursday 7 November 2013 – Allegations of international ‘war crimes’ have been made against two Jersey registered companies amid claims that they helped fund the illegal purchase of African gold. It is alleged that the companies, based in St. Helier, […]
Swiss open criminal probe against metals refiner over Congo gold from war crimes By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, November 6, 7:51 AM GENEVA — Swiss prosecutors confirmed Wednesday that a criminal investigation has been opened against one of the world’s largest processors of precious metals over allegations that it laundered gold obtained through war […]
South African company refined DRC ‘conflict gold’ By BOBBY JORDAN 17 November 2013 THE South African gold refinery that produces the world-famous Krugerrand, processed “conflict gold” from the Democratic Republic of Congo in contravention of a UN embargo. It did this for at least a year, according to an international report published last week. But the head […]