Dynasty Gold refutes human rights abuse claim

The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) has concluded that human rights abuses occurred at the Hatu Qi-2 mine in China, which it claimed is majority owned by Dynasty Gold. However, the Vancouver-based miner refutes the allegation. 

Dynasty Gold said CORE’s investigation and recent report is inaccurate. “Dynasty never conducted mining at the Hatu mine. It was pre-mining exploration that ended in 2008, which is more than 10 years before any allegation of forced labor was reported.”

The miner said the case was built on the false claim that its Terrawest subsidiary still owns 99% of a joint venture in Xinjiang. The company “demands retraction of the report and an apology from CORE.”

CORE Sheri Meyerhoffer has recommended to the Minister of International Trade that a range of trade measures be applied against Dynasty Gold as “there is clear evidence that Uyghur forced labor was used at the Hatu gold mine. Like all Canadian companies operating outside Canada, Dynasty has a responsibility to respect human rights. In this case, Dynasty failed to operate responsibly.”

The Hatu mine is located in the Tian Shan gold belt.

Sources: CORE and Dynasty Gold

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