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24 Mar 2015

Global Witness, Commission Justice et Paix, Pax, Amnesty Intl., JESC, CIDSE

NGOs welcome EU parliament development committee's vote for mandatory conflict minerals rules

"European Parliament’s Development Committee sends strong signal on conflict minerals", 11 Mar 2015

[T]he European Parliament’s Development Committee...voted...for mandatory conflict minerals regulation in the EU. It called for a binding regulation that will require companies trading in key resources to source their minerals responsibly, and publicly report on what they have done to avoid financing conflict or human rights abuses. We welcome this strong political signal. It is an important step towards breaking the links between the trade in minerals, and conflict and human rights abuses...Civil society is calling on the Trade Committee to listen to what Parliamentarians from across Europe’s political spectrum stated so clearly in the Development Committee...