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Getting to Gold

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has made welcome public pledges to transparency and good governance in its emerging mining sector.

This report, produced by Global Witness, considers how Afghanistan’s first mining concession contracts will support these commitments.

Prepared with legal assistance from barristers at Stone Chambers, the report reviews mining contracts from 2008 and 2011, identifies the positive points between the two, and discusses areas which need further attention.

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