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4 Apr 2016

Christliche Initiative Romero (CIR)

42000 petition signatories call for binding EU regulation on conflict minerals

On April 5th EU Parliament and Commission will meet in Brussels with the Dutch Council Presidency for their second trialogue negotiation over a conflict mineral regulation. Before the meeting the Stop Mad Mining network will hand over the petition "Tackling the trade in conflict minerals!" signed by almost 42 thousand people, who demand an EU regulation with mandatory due diligence, which meets the OECD standards as a minimum...Armed groups in high risk areas like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Colombia and Myanmar are financed by selling the minerals: Gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten (3TG) make their way into phones, laptops and cars that EU citizens buy every day...Lala Hakuma Dadci from the French NGO Aitec claims: "We and 42.000 people call upon EU Member States to match Parliament’s commitment to break the link between conflict financing and metal sourcing, by supporting binding due diligence requirements." According to Hakuma Dadci "that could have a real and positive impact on the trade in minerals and on the violence and harm associated with mining in some of the world’s poorest areas." ...