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2 Nov 2015

Background: Conflict minerals & EU responsible mineral sourcing regulation

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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:

General

Tin, tantalum, tungsten

Gold

Diamonds

Jade