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Mining Contracts: How to read and understand them


Drawing from several of the contracts on, Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them highlights explores the policy questions and company interests underlying contract provisions, issues that are crucial for understanding and negotiating contracts and for monitoring their enforcement.

This publication was issued by the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP), OpenOil, the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment (formerly the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment), and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (formerly Revenue Watch).