Displaying items by tag: democratic republic of congo - CIDSE

Press release: European Parliament’s plenary vote on conflict minerals: A great step forward for the respect of human rights

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:16

"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. "

Published in Newsroom

Video interview with Mgr Ambongo from RDC on conflict minerals

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:21

In a video message Mgr Ambongo summarizes his demands for a better legislation on conflict minerals

Published in 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.

Monday, 04 May 2015 06:58

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.

Published in Newsroom

European Parliament’s Trade Committee wastes ground-breaking opportunity on conflict minerals

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 15:08

Joint Civil Society Public Statement

Published in Conflict Minerals

Mineral sourcing: Will EU law change things for people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Friday, 04 April 2014 15:25

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)

CIDSE and other organisations: Proposed EU law will not keep conflict resources out of Europe

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:19

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.

Published in Newsroom

Europe and the sourcing of minerals

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:23




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 DRC: Profit before HR & environment

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 07:00

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)

Glencore: Business at the expense of human rights and the environment

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:12

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.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:13

The following CIDSE members work in Democratic Republic of Congo

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