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3 January 2014

Business Lobby Goes to [US] Court to Stop ‘Conflict Minerals’ Rule

Author: Jamila Trindle, Foreign Policy (USA)

A years-long effort to make U.S. companies disclose the use of minerals from war-torn African countries could finally go into effect this year...unless business groups...can get a court to toss it out...[National Association of Manufacturers, US...

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3 January 2014

US appeals court hears oral arguments in lawsuit by business orgs. against conflict minerals rule

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16 December 2013

Only legislation will stop minerals being traded at the expense of human rights - Conflict minerals found in cars, electronics and other products will only be eradicated with new laws and business buy-in

Author: Zobel Behalal, peace and conflict advocacy officer at CCFD-Terre Solidaire, in Guardian (UK)

One of the key drivers underpinning some of the world's worst ongoing violent conflicts over the past few years is the extraction and trade of natural resources...The trade of natural resources continues at the expense of violence and human rights...

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3 December 2013
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Author: La Voix de l'Amérique

Les populations du Tchad, de la Guinée équatoriale, du Cameroun et du Gabon ne bénéficient pas des retombées des immenses ressources pétrolières de leurs pays. Telle serait la conclusion d’une délégation conjointe du Fonds Monétaire International (FMI...

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22 November 2013
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22 November 2013
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Author: AFP dans Jeune Afrique

La Centrafrique reste suspendue du Processus de Kimberley [selon]... ses représentants à Bangui, présents à Johannesburg pour la réunion annuelle du régime international assurant que les diamants ne servent pas à financer des conflits..."La décision...

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20 November 2013
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Author: RFI

[Selon Claude Kabemba] «Il y a une force qui vient de la société civile et de certains gouvernements qui pensent que le processus de Kimberley a réussi à réduire les conflits liés au diamant sur le continent. Mais il se trouve que l'industrie fait face...

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1 November 2013

IPIS releases report on development, strengths & weaknesses of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

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1 November 2013

[PDF] IPIS Insights: Kimberley Process: observations from the sidelines. Part I

Author: Fiona Southward, International Peace Information Service (IPIS)

Ten years after the launch of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) this paper is the first in a two part series providing an overview of where the Kimberley Process (KP) and international efforts to combat the trade in conflict diamonds...

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16 September 2013

New EU law could help stop natural resource trade fuelling conflict

Author: Global Witness

A coalition of 59 non-governmental organisations...is calling on the European Commission to pass a strong law to prevent European businesses fuelling conflict and human rights abuses through their purchases of natural resources, such as tin, gold and...

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