Past event

Research Event

Business and Human Rights in Eritrea: Lessons from the Mining Sector

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Extractive Resources and Society, Horn of Africa Project

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Lloyd Lipsett, President, LKL International Consulting
Todd Romaine, Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Nevsun Resources
Semhar Habtezion, International Trade Adviser, UK Trade and Investment
Chair: Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House


Eritrea’s economy is increasingly reliant on international business. The development of the country’s extractive sector holds particular potential with gold, silver, copper and zinc proving lucrative sources of revenue for the state. However, accusations of forced labour and exploitation undermine this economic growth, and greater redistribution of mineral wealth is required to improve human development.

At this event, speakers will discuss the opportunities for business in Eritrea, and will highlight the responsibility that multinational corporations share for safeguarding the rights of workers and local stakeholders.