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European Parliament Trade Committee votes for ineffective amendments to EU conflict mineral law

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A press release from the European Parliament (available here) declared that yesterdays vote in the International Trade Committee (INTA) regarding amendments to the proposed EU system for management of 'conflict minerals' beefed up rules to 'stem the flow of conflict mineral money to armed groups'. However, a joint civil society statement published by Global Witness explained that INTA had 'wasted a ground-breaking opportunity' and voted for a 'weak and ineffective law' that, if passed, would require only a tiny number of companies...

New hope for conflict-free minerals from North Kivu, DRC

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Monday, 30 March 2015

iTSCi is delighted to announce the start of iTSCi in two important areas of North Kivu, DRC; both in Lubero north of the Provincial capital of Goma, and in the most historically infamous 'conflict minerals' area of Walikale territory, west of Goma where the Bisie site is located. For several years prior to 2009, Bisie reportedly produced around three quarters of the cassiterite from the entire central African region and was alleged to be controlled by various military groups...

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