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11 May 2020

Responsible Minerals Initiative publishes first company survey results on impacts of COVID-19

Author: Responsible Minerals Initiative

RMI COVID-19 IMPACTS SURVEY #1, April 2020....

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27 March 2020

EU: Upcoming conflict minerals regulation will not cover technology companies

Author: Sebastian Klovig Skelton, ComputerWeekly.com

"Upcoming conflit minerals regulation does not cover major technology companies", 9 March 2020....

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17 January 2020

Africa: New gold refineries raise concerns of 'race to the bottom' on conflict minerals, safety and environmental practices

Author: David Lewis and Peter Hobson, Reuters

"Race to refine: the bid to clean up Africa's gold rush", 15 January 2020....

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14 January 2020
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7 November 2019

Europe-led global certification scheme for responsible material sourcing to launch in 2020

Author: Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com

"Europe-led global certification scheme for raw materials expected in 2020," 30 October 2019....

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15 October 2019

Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition's report raises serious allegation of human rights abuse; incl. co non-response

A report recently published by the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition alleges that up to today brutal human rights abuses, including killings, torture and sexual violence, continue to occur in certain diamond mining areas on the African...

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25 September 2019

Civil society urges governments to broaden the definition of conflict diamonds under the Kimberley Process

Author: Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition

"Modern day blood diamonds still flow and KP undermines efforts to stem them, claims new report", 26 September 2019....

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23 July 2019

Germany: "Green button" certification launched

On 22 July 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) announced the launch of the introductory phase of the Grüner Knopf ("green button") certifcation - a global certification mark owned by BMZ - along with a call...

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24 June 2019

Advocacy groups suggest Zimbabwe diamonds classified as ‘conflict diamonds’ due to use of private security agencies to displace locals to pave way for mining

Author: New Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

‘Zim diamonds under spotlight’ 19 June 2019...

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30 April 2019

NGO report finds that most conflict in eastern Dem. Rep. of Congo not related to mining, warns that responsible sourcing initiatives could negatively impact local community

The Danish Institute for International Studies and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) released an updated report and webpage analyzing 10 years' worth of data relating to conflict and artisanal mining in Eastern DRC. The findings...

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