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Amnesty International files appeal for 'not DRC conflict free' disclosure

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Friday, 02 October 2015

On 2nd October 2015 Amnesty International filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reconsider previous decisions of April 2014 and August 2015 striking down the need for company disclosure on whether products have "not been found to be DRC conflict free" as required originally in the SEC Rule on 1502 of Dodd Frank. The decisions previously made twice by the Court were based on the view that requirement for such disclosure...

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...

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