conflict minerals battle

Conflict Minerals and Cell Phones Slashdot

Presto Vivace sends in this story at Slate quot;If you are reading this on a smartphone, then you are probably holding in your palm the conflict minerals that have sent the biggest manufacturing trade group in the U.S. into a court battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission. At stake in this battle between the National Association of Manufacturers and the government is whether consumers

SEC Seeks Rehearing in OnGoing Conflict Minerals Legal Battle

Oct 14, 20150183;32;This blog post is now our ninth update on the ongoing Conflict Minerals legal battle in the US. Read about the case from the beginning to the present March 2013, July 2013, April 2014, May 2014, September 2014, November 2014, March 2015, August 2015.

Conflict Minerals Regulation explained Trade European

In politically unstable areas, the minerals trade can be used to finance armed groups, fuel forced labour and other human rights abuses, and support corruption and money laundering. These socalled 'conflict minerals' such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, also referred to as 3TG,

How minerals fuel conflicts in Africa Africa Times

Mar 17, 20170183;32;This mine is mine How minerals fuel conflicts in Africa (Nicolas Berman, Mathieu Couttenier, Dominic Rohner and Mathias Thoenig), will be published later this year in the American Economic Review, contains a comprehensive empirical analysis of how and to what extent minerals fuel conflict.

Conflict Minerals Responsible Minerals Global Witness

These minerals are often referred to as 'conflict minerals'. Today, resources from conflict or highrisk areas, such as parts of Afghanistan , Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Zimbabwe , provide lucrative funding to armed groups, and are linked to

The Price of Precious Magazine

By the end of 2012 Intels microprocessors were conflict free for tantalum, though the company cannot guarantee that a dash of other conflict minerals, like gold, tin, or tungsten, hasnt made

Progress and Challenges on Conflict Minerals Facts on

Jun 08, 20180183;32;Conflict minerals have fueled and continue to help sustain armed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), linking them to the deadliest conflict globally since World War II.

Conflict Minerals or Conflict Policies?

Jul 13, 20180183;32;If minerals come from a conflictmining zone, then the buyer must report on the possibility that militias benefited from the purchases. While Section 1502 did not prohibit companies from purchasing minerals that originate in conflictmining zones, many observers agree that it acted as a de facto boycott of 3T minerals.

Working Paper CONFLICT MINERALS IN THE CONGO

Conflict Minerals in the Congo Blood Minerals and Africas Underreported First World War 3 Stanley first traveled down the Congo River and discovered the riches of the land in 1871.2 When the news of it vast resources reached Europe, King Leopold II of Belgium established

What Are Conflict Minerals? Source Intelligence

Conflict Minerals Definition The term conflict minerals is defined as columbitetantalite, also known as coltan (from which tantalum is derived); cassiterite (tin); gold; wolframite (tungsten); or their derivatives; or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.

History of the Second Congo War ThoughtCo

The first phase of the Second Congo War led to a stalemate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.On one side were Congolese rebels backed and guided by Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi. On the other side were both Congolese paramilitary groups and the government, under the leadership of Laurent D233;sir233;Kabila, backed by Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, the Sudan, Chad, and Libya.

Conflict Minerals Companies Still Struggling to Find

Sep 09, 20180183;32;Conflict minerals like tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo often end up in our cell phones and other electronics. Companies have worked on

Artisanal mining, conflict, and sexual violence in Eastern

The natural resource abundance of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has featured in policy debates as the prime example of conflict minerals driving conflictrelated sexual violence. This narrative has dominated how the conflict in the eastern part of the country has been portrayed in the media and by highlevel policymakers.

Conflict minerals Business amp; Human Rights Resource Centre

Certain minerals (including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) have been linked with funding killings, violence, rape, and other human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict zones. These minerals can enter multinational companies' supply chains, and are used in

California Leads the Way on Conflict Minerals Legislation

California Leads the Way on Conflict Minerals Legislation California is a key player in the battle for conflictfree minerals. It is a hopeful sign that the state is leading the way and reinforcing the message the DoddFrank Act has sent to companies that they must take responsibility for their products to ensure that they arent

Conflict minerals Business amp; Human Rights Resource Centre

Certain minerals (including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) have been linked with funding killings, violence, rape, and other human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict zones. These minerals can enter multinational companies' supply chains, and are used in

Transatlantic battle for quot;conflict mineralsquot;

Transatlantic battle for quot;conflict mineralsquot; While the European Union (EU) is working on finetuning the framework of its new draft regulation on the traceability of the 3TGs tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold , Donald Trump's administration is unravelling the laws that regulate the importation of these minerals.

Congo turns to blockchain in battle against conflict minerals

Oct 03, 20190183;32;One of these is tantalum, a transition metal used in the manufacture of capacitors. These minerals have been the subject of conflict between the government and armed militias, while also attracting inhumane practices such as child labor. All this could change now, with Congo turning to blockchain technology in the battle against conflict minerals.

US city councils join the battle against Congo's 'conflict

May 26, 20110183;32;US city councils join the battle against Congo's 'conflict minerals' A handful of cities in the US are exploring ways to make sure that their public funds are not inadvertently fueling the

What are conflict minerals?

Note Conflict minerals can be extracted at many different locations around the world including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The SEC rules define conflict minerals as 3TG metals, wherever extracted. For example, tin extracted in Canada, Russia or Argentina is considered a conflict mineral

Conflict Minerals Rule Weekly Recap 63 January 24, 2014

As of January 9, 2014, five (5) other Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council members were progressing toward conflictfree smelter validation. To learn more about the announcement, please see the EICC/GeSI press release. Is Australia the Next Country to Adopt a Conflict Minerals Rule?

MEPs battle over conflict minerals POLITICO

MEPs battle over conflict minerals European Parliament vote is uncertain as party groups fight over whether to make new controls mandatory. By Ma239;a de La Baume. 5/13/15, 1223 PM CET. Updated 5/18/15, 1020 AM CET

MEPs battle over conflict minerals POLITICO

MEPs battle over conflict minerals European Parliament vote is uncertain as party groups fight over whether to make new controls mandatory. By Ma239;a de La Baume. 5/13/15, 1223 PM CET. Updated 5/18/15, 1020 AM CET

The Losing Battle Against Conflict Minerals Blogger

Sep 14, 20150183;32;The Losing Battle Against Conflict Minerals. By Natasja Sheriff, Al Jazeera America. 14 September 15. Minerals from countries where sales fund corruption and violence continue to enter the US, as oversight proves tricky.

Conflict resource

Conflict resources are natural resources extracted in a conflict zone and sold to perpetuate the fighting. There is both statistical and anecdotal evidence that belligerent accessibility to precious commodities can prolong conflicts. The most prominent contemporary example has been the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where various armies, rebel groups, and outside actors have profited from mining while contributing to violence and exploitation during wars

Our Fight to Put an End to Conflict Minerals

Mar 16, 20170183;32;After a strong campaign by the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today adopted a new law to exclude conflict minerals from the European market. The law will introduce a

Trump order on conflict minerals would send warlords carte

A battle involving some of America's most powerful men and some of Africa's most powerful warlords is being waged in Donald Trump's White House. quot;The conflict minerals law is a vital way of

IBA Battling conflict precious minerals

Armed groups rely on gold and other precious minerals to fund violence and, in 2010, US legislation aimed to break this connection. Following calls for a new European law to go even further, Global Insight reports on the growing battle against conflict minerals.

Distributors Eye Conflict Minerals Rule Source Today

Once the final regulations are released, companies will be required to report annually. If issued in February, and a companys fiscal year begins on July 1st, it will have to file a conflict minerals report on its use of conflict minerals from July 1, 2012 June 30,

Trump order on conflict minerals would send warlords carte

A battle involving some of America's most powerful men and some of Africa's most powerful warlords is being waged in Donald Trump's White House. quot;The conflict minerals law is a vital way of