Press Releases

Press release: European Union: Rules for Batteries Should Cover Bauxite, Copper, Iron

(Brussels, April 28, 2022) -- The European Union’s proposed batteries regulation should require importers and manufacturers to source the bauxite, copper, and iron used in batteries responsibly, a coalition of 13 organizations said today. The coalition includes Amnesty International, Earthworks, Finnwatch, Germanwatch, Human Rights Watch, Inclusive Development International, INKOTA, PowerShift, RAID, SOMO, and Transport & […]

Press Release: Another step toward opaque undemocratic trade

EU Commission will propose to split the already problematic EU-Mexico trade agreement 30. Juni 2021, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam: Information on an EU Commission proposal that has been leaked to the signing organisations shows once again how undemocratic EU trade policy can be. Indeed, the EC is proposing to split the EU-Mexico Global Agreement in […]

Civil society calls for transparency on the companies subjected to the European Union’s Regulation on the supply of 3TG minerals

(Brussels, BE) The EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) is a crucial first step towards supply chains free from human rights abuse. The EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) […]