Mining Contracts: How to read and understand them

Mining Contracts: How to read and understand them Produced with Open Oil, CCSI, ILSP, NGRI, ALSF, The World Bank, GIZ et al, December 2013

MiningContractsHowToMining Contracts: How to read and understand them book released today. The book was produced during a 5 day Book Sprint in Baltimore last week.

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“Drawing from several of the contracts on, “Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them” is a new book created to highlight strong contract clauses and explore how others could be improved. It goes beyond legal considerations to explore the policy questions and company interests underlying contract provisions—issues that are crucial for understanding and negotiating contracts, and for monitoring their enforcement.

The book was written in just five days by a group of 14 experts convened on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA. Organized by the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP), OpenOil, the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC), and Revenue Watch Institute-Natural Resource Charter (RWI-NRC), this project is a collective, collaborative effort of the individual contributors, made using the “book sprint” technique.”

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