[PDF] IPIS Insights: The EU draft law on conflict minerals due diligence: a critical assessment from a business & human rights standpoint

Author: Anna Bulzomi, IPIS Research, Published on: 30 April 2014

The following takes a closer look at the Regulation’s stated objectives, at its realistic deliverables and at how (or even if ) it fits within the broader human rights due diligence context. One problematic issue, namely the voluntary nature of the proposed due diligence scheme, is presented and discussed. Two positive features are also highlighted, namely the global geographical scope of the Regulation, and the emphasis on public procurement policies as the ‘stick’ element in a proposal that is said to be all ‘carrot’

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