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PR: Conflict Minerals: Almost 42.000 Europeans demand a mandatory regulation

PR: Conflict Minerals: Almost 42.000 Europeans demand a mandatory regulation

Date: 4th April 2016

Brussels

On April 5th EU Parliament and Commission will meet in Brussels with the Dutch Council Presidency for their second trialogue negotiation over a conflict mineral regulation. Before the meeting the Stop Mad Mining network will hand over the petition “Tackling the trade in …

European Parliament’s Trade Committee wastes ground-breaking opportunity on conflict minerals

14th April 2015

Joint Civil Society Public Statement (originally published by Global Witness).

Today the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) wasted a ground-breaking opportunity to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals. The Committee voted in favour of a weak and ineffective law that, if passed, would undermine global attempts to clean up the trade. It would require

A Conflict Minerals Regulation that Works

Strengthening the European Commission’s proposal for a “Regulation setting up a Union System for Supply Chain Due Diligence Self-Certification of Responsible Importers of Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten, their Ores, and Gold originating in Conflict-Affacted and High-Risk Areas”.

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The trade in natural resources fuels some of the world’s most deadly conflicts and worst forms of human rights abuse. Resources like …

European companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

European companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

as pdf (deutsch / englisch), more information are available here (englisch)

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, weeks before new legislation will be discussed in …