Waleria Schuele

Waleria Schuele

Waleria is a researcher in the field of human rights and business. She has spent the last two years exploring environmental and social sustainability initiatives in the extractives sector: first during her masters in law at Queen Mary University London and later as a Mercator Fellow for International Affairs, while working in Peru, South Africa and Kenya. She has a background in law and is fascinated by the interplay between environmental justice and human rights in the context of economic development.

Recent Posts

Podcast: Dirk-Jan Koch on Use of Mineral Mines by Multinationals in Congo

Mining and natural resource extraction have huge potential for countries, but also carry political and economic risks. For this, the Netherlands has created a special diplomatic position. We interview Dirk-Jan Koch, the Netherlands’ special envoy for natural resources at the World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. They discuss Koch’s work in the Congo and his efforts and frustrations in persuading multinational companies there to use mineral mines not involved in local conflicts.