Mining Law and Environmental Issues in Africa. A Comparative Analysis of An Evolving Integration in Republic of Congo (RC) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Posted: 14 Aug 2020

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Aubin Nzaou-Kongo

University of Houston Law Center

Marceleau Biankola

Université Marien Ngouabi

Date Written: January 31, 2020

Abstract

This article provides an analysis of the legal frameworks of the Republic of Congo (RC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the subject matter of mining, and specifically the way the integration of environmental concerns has evolved. The comparative perspective of two African countries highlights in fact the challenges that faces both countries, and the pathway they respectively use to frame and try to give a significant meaning or an effective sense to the protection purported. In this regard, it is demonstrated that the realm of mining operations is in essence a sphere of risk, either operational or accidental, but the evolution the legal frameworks shows an equivocal development and many differences above some common and visible aspects.

Keywords: Environment, Mining, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Environmental Concerns, Mining Regulation

JEL Classification: K10, K23, K32, K33, K49

Suggested Citation

Nzaou-Kongo, Aubin and Biankola-Biankola, Marceleau, Mining Law and Environmental Issues in Africa. A Comparative Analysis of An Evolving Integration in Republic of Congo (RC) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (January 31, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3664800

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Marceleau Biankola-Biankola

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