The mining of precious and rare minerals has recently become the subject of increased international attention and regulation. Starting in the 2000s, and with the sharp rise in commodity prices, a new surge in international and transnational efforts unfolded to regulate mining in the global South, particularly on the African continent. Those initiatives have spawned an array of voluntary frameworks, global norms and standards, regional agreements, new national mining codes and mining policies, all in the service of opening up, and ‘better regulating’, mining economies. Collectively, these developments are part of a new global governance regime on the extractive sector.

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Buss, D, & Rutherford, B. (2017). ‘Dangerous desires’: Illegality, sexuality and the global governance of artisanal mining. In Queering International Law: Possibilities, Alliances, Complicities, Risks (pp. 35–52). doi:10.4324/9781315266787