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22 October 2012

SEC Sued Over ‘Conflict Minerals’ Rule by Business Groups

Author: Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers asked a federal court to modify or scrap U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules governing so-called conflict minerals. The SEC adopted a regulation in August that requires...

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28 August 2012

US Dodd-Frank law - SEC vote on extractive industry revenue transparency

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 22 August 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt regulations to implement key provisions of the 2010 financial reform law known as "Dodd-Frank". These include provisions requiring oil, gas & mining companies traded...

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27 August 2012

US Dodd-Frank law - reactions to SEC vote on conflict minerals

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 22 August 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted on regulations to implement key provisions of the 2010 financial reform law known as "Dodd-Frank". These include provisions requiring public companies to disclose steps they are...

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1 July 2012

Responses re lobbying over Dodd Frank 1502 on conflict minerals

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2012…Global Witness [published]… “Are electronics companies trying to have it both ways on conflict minerals legislation?”…allege[ing] that…the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) “have been seeking to...

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22 May 2012

More than CSR: The Benefits Of Conflict Minerals Disclosure To Business And Investors

Author: Amol Mehra, Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable, in Forbes CSR Blog

As owners of companies, investors should be alarmed by the attacks being leveled by the Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups against regulators. At the same time, those in the boardrooms of major corporations, ultimately accountable to the...

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14 May 2012

NLRB Rule Speeding Union Elections Thrown Out by Judge [USA]

Author: Sara Forden, Bloomberg

A rule change by the National Labor Relations Board that allows for faster votes on union elections was thrown out by a federal judge who said the agency lacked a quorum when it approved the measure. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said only two of...

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1 May 2012

US companies open up on Myanmar

Author: Shaun Tandon, AFP

Fearing they will be left out of a growing economy, US companies are calling for an end to sanctions on Myanmar but are facing a cool reception from policymakers and human rights groups...[refers to Caterpillar]

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5 January 2012

What’s Wrong with Dodd-Frank 1502? Conflict Minerals, Civilian Livelihoods, and the Unintended Consequences of Western Advocacy - Working Paper 284

Author: Laura E. Seay (Morehouse College), Center for Global Development

Although its provisions have yet to be implemented, section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is already having a profound effect on the Congolese mining sector....[S]ection 1502 has created a de facto ban on...

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21 December 2011

NLRB Adopts Rule Speeding Union Elections; Chamber Files Suit in Response [USA]

Author: Matthew Huisman, Blog of Legal Times [USA]

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has adopted a rule change that would streamline union-forming elections and delay the appeals process. In response, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit...to halt the rule...Supporters of the new rule say...

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21 December 2011

US Govt. labour agency adopts rule that would streamline unionisation - US Chamber of Commerce sues to block it

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