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European Parliament Development Committee votes for mandatory rules on conflict minerals

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Wednesday, 11 March 2015

One of the three key Committees in the European Parliament has agreed on its opinion on how the draft EU Regulation on 'responsible importers' of tin and other 'conflict minerals' put forward by the European Commission should be strengthened before it is finalised. The original proposal suggests a voluntary system of self-certification for importers of tin ore, concentrate, metal and some alloys for materials coming into the EU from any 'high-risk' area of the world but the Development Committee...

ITRI response to the final UN Group of Experts Report on DRC

Post By: Samantha Hoo on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Group of Experts on the DRC released their final report S/2015/19 to the Security Council on 12th January 2015 making a number of comments on the ITSCI Programme and mineral traceability in central Africa. ITRI has evaluated the section of the report relating to 3T minerals in detail and provides a full response in a document found here. The report of the Group unfortunately focused on traceability issues with limited discussion on wider impacts of implementation of due diligence, and did not...

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