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Bernarding, N., Guesnet, L., & Müller-Koné, M. (2015, May). No rebel without a cause. Shifting the debate about conflict minerals in eastern DRC (BICC Working Paper series No. 2/2015). Bonn: BICC.

Precluding conflict financing through the minerals sector has come to be seen as the panacea to ending conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The US Dodd-Frank-Act (2010) and European draft legislation attempt to reduce the financing of armed groups in conflict zones by... more

Müller-Koné, M., & Guesnet, L. (2015, April). How to enforce due diligence? Making EU-legislation on ‘Conflict Minerals’ effective (BICC Policy Brief series No. 2/2015). Bonn: BICC.

In the weeks and months ahead, the European parliament has a decisive role in reaching meaningful European legislation on the responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict regions. In mid- May 2015, it is due to vote on an EU regulation drafted by the European Commission. In BICC Policy Brief... more

Guesnet, L., Müller-Koné, M., & Zeil, M. (Eds.). (2014). Compensation matters. Securing community interests in large-scale investments. Berlin/Bonn: Brot für die Welt/BICC.

The study “Compensation Matters Securing community interests in large-scale investments” provides analyses of contentious issues in compensation matters such as power relations in negotiations, entitlements for compensation and types of compensation. Furthermore, it offers practitioners tools and... more

Frank, C., & Guesnet, L. (2009, November). “We were promised development and all we got is misery” — The influence of petroleum on conflict dynamics in Chad (Brief series No. 41). Bonn: BICC.

BICC brief 41 analyzes the effects of oil production on conflict dynamics in Chad. The authors, Lena Guesnet and Claudia Frank conclude in the study that the goal of the project supported by the World Bank, to foster development in the Central African country has failed miserably.The Chad-Cameroon... more

Guesnet, L., Müller-Koné, M., & Schure, J. (2009, November). Natural resources in Côte d’Ivoire: Fostering crisis or peace? The cocoa, diamond, gold and oil sectors (Brief series No. 40). Bonn: BICC.

The trade and exploitation of natural resources such as cocoa, gold, petroleum and diamonds contributed to the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and still obstruct the peace process in the country. This is one of the conclusions of BICC brief 40, entitled: “Natural Resources in Côte d’Ivoire: Fostering... more

Guesnet, L., Schure, J., & Paes, W.-C. (Eds.). (2009, March). Digging for peace: Private companies and emerging economies in zones of conflict (Brief series No. 38). Bonn: BICC.

BICC brief 38 documents the international conference “Digging for Peace: Private Companies and Emerging Economies in Zones of Conflict” which took place from 21 to 22 November 2008 in Bonn. About 120 participants, amongst them representatives of research institutes, private companies, civil society... more