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US Court upholds decision to strike down requirement for 'conflict labelling'

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on the 18th August for a second time that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cannot force public companies to declare whether their products contain 'conflict minerals' because such a declaration would violate free speech. The Court gave the same decision in April 2014, saying that the disclosure requirement violated the First Amendment because it forced a company to 'confess blood on its hands', but in November...

Dutch Funding for iTSCi to scale up mineral trade in central Africa

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Thursday, 30 July 2015

iTSCi and Pact announced funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA) for a three-year project to achieve "Scaling up Mineral Trade" in the Great Lakes region of central Africa (press release can be found here). Funding will support activities of Pact, the field implementing partner of iTSCi in the region, in order to bring more miners and their communities back into the responsible international market and create the economic opportunity expected to lead to improved security and governance in...

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