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Voices is a podcast series by the Institute for Human Rights and Business that takes the conversation on business and human rights around the world. In this series, IHRB staff members talk with activists, academics, lawyers, business executives, and officials in different parts of the world about how they see the business and human rights agenda and challenges in their part of the world.
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Anneke Van Woudenberg
In this interview, Anneke Van Woudenberg speaks with IHRB’s Salil Tripathi about the African Commission’s award to massacre victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2004, more than 70 people were killed in a massacre in Kilwa, in DR Congo, for which families of the victims have fought for justice for more than a decade. On 4th August 2017, the African Commission on Human and People's Rights held the Congolese Government accountable for the human rights violations, and criticised Anvil Mining, an Australian-Canadian mining company, which was accused of having provided logistical support. Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), is a human rights organisation that campaigned for justice. Anneke Van Woudenberg, RAID's executive director, discusses the incident, the campaign to get justice, the search for remedy, and the implications of the verdict for the accountability of corporations.
Before RAID, Van Woudenberg was deputy director for Africa at Human Rights Watch, where she conducted in-depth fact-finding research and wrote reports on human rights violations across Africa, especially in the DRC and the Great Lakes region. She has testified in international war crimes cases, briefed the UN Security Council, the US Congress and the British and European Parliaments, and is a frequent commentator in the international press. Prior to Human Rights Watch, Anneke was the country director for Oxfam in Congo. She has also worked as a researcher in the British and Canadian parliaments, followed by six years in the private sector for a large multinational bank and Andersen Consulting. Anneke has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor Degree (High Honours) in Political Science from Carleton University, Canada.
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Very interesting conversations with leading thinkers in the field from Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, UK and India.
Date published: 2015-02-10