Presentation: The Observatory of Civil Society for Peace Minerals (OSMP in acronym) is a Congolese law organization created in July 2009 in order to contribute to the transparent management of the mining sector in order to make it the engine of growth of the economy, respectful of human rights and one of the important factors of human development.
Areas of intervention: 1. Business and Human Rights; 2. Economic and environmental justice; 3. Support for Sustainable Community Development and Peacebuilding.
Activities: Monitoring the implementation of voluntary principles on business and human rights; Research and Advocacy; Support local communities affected by mining activities.
The OSCMP is a member of: African Coalition for Corporate Accountability / ACCA, House of Good Governance of the Extractive Sector (House BGSE / DRC), Observatory Governance of Private Security, Network for Economic and Social Economic Rights / Economic Social Cultural Rights - Net ESCR-Net, International Code of Conduct Association / ICoCA.
In the private security sector: the OSCMP is involved in the monitoring of compliance with the principles of security and human rights by mining companies in DR Congo. Thus, it focuses on the monitoring and follow-up of responsible practices on the subject by the mining companies than that of private security companies.
Currently the organisation advocates for: Bringing the DR Congo to pass a law regulating the private security sector; Bringing DR Congo to ratify the Montreux protocol and include it in its legislative process.