Report of the Panel of Experts on Liberia submitted pursuant to resolution 1760 (2007), December 5, 20072007 / 12 / 5
Letter dated 7 June 2007 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) concerning Liberia addressed to the President of the Security Council, June 7, 20072007 / 6 / 7
Report of the Panel of Experts on Liberia submitted pursuant to resolution 1689 (2006), December 15, 20062006 / 12 / 16
Heavy Mittal? A State within a State: The inequitable Mineral Development Agreement between the Government of Liberia and Mittal Steel Holdings NV2006 / 10
This Global Witness report highlights the unbalanced nature of the MDA between Mittal Steel and the Government of Liberia. It is also a case study of a well-established pattern of behaviour by transnational corporations (TNCs) around the world: to maximise profit by taking advantage of a regulatory void, which allows TNCs to structure their trade and investment policies through capital flight and aggressive tax avoidance or tax reduction strategies.
Report of the Panel of Experts on Liberia submitted pursuant to resolution 1647 (2005), June 7, 20062006 / 6 / 7
Ths Global Witness 2006 briefing paper recommended that United Nations sanctions on timber and diamonds should not be lifted before Liberia meets the criteria set out in UNSC Resolution 1521 (2003). Failure to enforce these benchmarks would undermine sanctions regimes in general, and in Liberia’s case prematurely expose the natural resource sector to abuse before the government has had a chance to fully control it.
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- 2004 / 9 / 24
- 2004 / 6 / 1
- 2003 / 10 / 28
Impact assessment report on the timber sanctions by the Panel of Experts on Liberia in accordance with paragraph 25 (c) of resolution 1478 (2003)2003 / 8 / 7
- 2003 / 4 / 24
- 2002 / 10 / 25
This report by Global Witness and International Transport Workers Federation documents the important role played by the Liberian timber industry and shipping register in fuelling regional insecurity. The timber industry was used, by the Liberian government, to traffic arms while also being Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front’s (RUF) main source of income. Revenues derived from the timber industry and shipping register also funded President Charles Taylor’s notorious security forces, implicated in numerou human rights abuses.