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26 Aug 2015

Sasha Lezhnev, Enough Project (USA)

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Over 140 mines in eastern DRC are certified "conflict-free" by regional body

"Over 140 Mines in Congo are Now Officially Conflict-Free: the Latest List", 17 August 2015

Over the past three years, teams of business persons, government officials, and civil society members have been traveling to mines in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to assess whether or not the mines are conflict-free. In order to pass, mines must be found to be free of the presence of armed groups including the Congolese army, and free of harmful forms child labor or labor by pregnant women. Spurred by the Dodd-Frank...legislation...this process is Step 1 of the Great Lakes regional minerals certification process, also known as the Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM) of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)...

Click here to learn more about which mines are conflict-free.