Background: Conflict minerals & EU responsible mineral sourcing regulation

Note: This page provides background information on responsible mineral sourcing, the impacts of mineral trade on human rights & conflict, as well as the proposed EU regulation.  It is not an exhaustive list of sources.

Background on due diligence for responsible mineral sourcing:

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

Relevant EU legislative documents:

Civil society perspective on the EU's role:

Evidence of how trade in natural resources fund conflict & human rights abuses:


Tin, tantalum, tungsten