This overview discusses how governments can make mine operators comply with their moral and legal obligations under mining license, contracts and other agreements. Performing this function effectively is increasingly important in a modern, informed world, especially because of public concerns about the negative environmental and social impacts of mining.
The document discusses how compliance is monitored and enforced, including through the establishment of effective and empowered inspectorates. Content includes suggested objectives for compliance enforcement programmes as well as guidance on the function and structures of relevant departments.
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