- Belgian court investigation into Kimberley Process reveals practices of under-invoicing value of diamonds through subsidiaries; Omega Diamonds agrees to pay fine, but denies guilt, World Policy Journal, 2013/2014
- Apple says every tantalum smelter & refiner in its supply-chain is conflict-free, PC Pro 13 Feb 2014
- Webinar & launch of cross-industry benchmark report on conflict minerals compliance (27 Feb), JustMeans, 13 Feb 2014
- EU trade chief to present voluntary scheme to stem import of minerals from conflict zones, Reuters, 5 Feb 2014
- All 4 "conflict minerals" can now be obtained from audited conflict-free smelters - NGOs praise the development, Raise Hope for Congo, 31 Jan 2014
- USA: Industry associations launch conflict mineral compliance training & resource centre, Environmental Leader, 22 Jan 2014
- Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative urges more companies to become members, 3BL Media, 18 Jan 2014
- Only legislation will stop minerals being traded at the expense of human rights says Zobel Behalal, peace and conflict advocacy officer at CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Guardian (UK), 16 Dec 2013
- Africa's land laws favour companies over local communities fueling conflict & poverty in mineral rich areas, says World Resources Institute, Danielle King & Peter Veit, World Resources Institute, 11 Dec 2013
- [PDF] The Conflict Minerals Rule, Dovenschmidt Quarterly, October 2013
- The Diamond Industry’s Sad Lack of Leadership
Rob Bates, JCK Magazine (USA) 16 Apr 2013
- DMIA Reiterates Commitment to Leadership, Ethics and the Diamond's Reputation
Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America, 29 Apr 2013
- HP encourages suppliers to become certified as conflict-free smelters
Melanie Colburn, TriplePundit.com, 24 Apr 2013
- European Commission launches public consultation on conflict minerals (open until 26 Jun)
European Commission, 27 Mar 2013
- Security for oil & gas projects can’t ignore human rights
Christine Bader (Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University), Al Jazeera Opinion, 25 Jan 2013
- Implementation of US Dodd-Frank Act rule on conflict minerals: Commentaries, guidance, company actions, Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 2013
Laser test can spot 'blood diamonds'
UPI, 17 Oct 2011
Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting Pillage of Natural Resources
Open Society Justice Initiative, 25 Oct 2010
Natural Resource Governance in Conflict-Affected Contexts
Holger Grundel, Oct 2010
Mining and arming of the Maoists
Asian Centre for Human Rights, Jul to Sept 2010
European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) report on alleged complicity by oil companies in human rights abuses during Sudan's civil war, 1997-2003 – includes responses by Lundin, OMV, Petronas
India's Dirty War [refers to the Naxal-Maoist insurgency]
Megha Bahree, Forbes (USA), 23 Apr 2010
The role of the exploitation of natural resources in fuelling and prolonging crises in the Eastern DRC
International Alert, Jan 2010
Ending the Resource Curse
Kandeh K. Yumkella, director general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. - Op-Ed in New York Times, 22 May 2009
Abuses Rampant Along Gas Pipeline: Rights Group [Burma]
Min Lwin, Irrawaddy, 8 May 2009
Human Rights and Ethics in the Oil and Gas Industry
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), Aug 2008
De Beers – Curing the resource curse [Africa]
John Russell, Ethical Corporation, 13 Nov 2007
Nigerian oil – Investing for security
Ethical Corporation, 31 Oct 2007
Oil and mining companies in war zones should face tougher human rights standards
Global Witness, 10 Oct 2007
Top UK firm 'profits from abuse, murders' [includes company response]
War on Want, 3 Aug 2007
Managing Natural Resource Wealth
Jill Shankleman, former Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace & oil sector consultant, Aug 2006
Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Guidance for Extractive Industries
International Alert, Mar 2005
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