Date filed
10 May 2022
Countries of harm
Current status


On 10 May 2022, more than 2360 households from the villages of Bandayi and Mege in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, represented by an individual, filed a complaint against Barrick Gold to NCP Canada. The complaint relates to an incident occurring on 22 October 2021 by security agents allegedly under the instruction of Barrick Gold and Kibali Goldmines SA (a joint venture involving Barrick Gold) involving forced evictions, destruction of dwellings and other private property, deaths, and arrests. The complainants allege failures to comply with the Human Rights and Tax chapters of the OECD Guidelines. The complainants are seeking financial compensation to support the affected families and to assist with their relocation.

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On 5 February 2024, the complainants filed a separate complaint to the UK NCP against AngloGold Ashanti PLC concerning the same issues raised in this complaint.

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