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Press release: European Parliament’s plenary vote on conflict minerals: A great step forward for the respect of human rights
"When considering the European Commission's "conflict minerals" proposal in March 2014, today's vote in the European Parliament represents a great victory for communities affected by human rights abuses fueled by natural resource extraction. "
In a video message Mgr Ambongo summarizes his demands for a better legislation on conflict minerals
Press release: European Parliament’s upcoming “conflict minerals” vote: a more comprehensive responsible sourcing requirement is needed to meet the demands of 140 Church leaders.
The regulation as voted by the INTA committee could still allow conflict minerals to enter electronic devices sold in Europe. The plenary vote in May must improve this, says Mgr Ambongo from DRC.
Joint Civil Society Public Statement
In March, the European Commission proposed legislation that aims to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses. Mgr. Maroy, Archbishop of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), visited Brussels and spoke about whether EU legislation can bring changes for the good of humanity. (Article in EN - FR - DE)
A law proposed by the European Commission on responsible sourcing of minerals is not strong enough to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses, and falls far short of expectations, campaigners said today.
Mobile phones, computers, cars: three everyday products that contain minerals sourced outside Europe. Do consumers know of the links between conflicts and minerals?
Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo: profit before human rights and the environment, a study by Bread for all and Fastenopfer/Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund, April 2012. (Also available in DE - executive summary only – and FR)
In a new report, Swiss CIDSE member Fastenopfer (Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund) and Bread for All criticize Glencore activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.