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World Bank report recommends expansion of iTSCi in Burundi

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A report by the World Bank published in April has recommended further expansion of the iTSCi Programme in Burundi. The report, produced in cooperation with iTSCi implementers Pact, was created to gain an in-depth understanding of the socioeconomic factors surrounding trade in the artisanal and small scale mining sector in Burundi.

The report recommends that the Burundian government maintains its partnership with ITRI and the iTSCi Governance Committee with a view to expanding the system across all 3T...

SEC chooses not to appeal court decision on ‘not conflict-free’

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Following the publication of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) conflict minerals rule in 2012, several trade groups launched a legal challenge to various requirements, one of which was supported by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. On 14th April 2014 the Court agreed that "The label 'conflict free' is a metaphor that conveys moral responsibility for the Congo war....By compelling an issuer to confess blood on its hands, the statute interferes with that exercise of the...

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