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10 Sep 2017 description
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Les entreprises qui exportent et commercialisent des minerais provenant de la région des Grands Lacs africains ont opéré quelques progrès en matière d’approvisionnement responsable, mais elles doivent fournir davantage d’efforts

Moins de la moitié des firmes officiellement enregistrées en 2015 comme exportant des minerais de l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, du Rwanda et de l’Ouganda ont publié un rapport sur leur exercice du devoir de diligence pour cette année-là.

10 Sep 2017 description
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New analysis shows companies exporting and trading minerals from the African Great Lakes region have made some progress on responsible sourcing, but must do more

Less than half of companies officially recorded as exporting minerals in 2015 from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda published due diligence reports for that year.

30 Aug 2017 description
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$750 million in mining revenues fails to reach treasury in Democratic Republic of Congo – Global Witness

London, 21 July 2017 – A toxic combination of corruption and mismanagement in Democratic Republic of Congo’s revenues agencies and state mining companies is leaching a fifth of all mining revenues away from the state budget, Global Witness reveals today. Its report ‘Regime Cash Machine’ shows that at least $750 million went missing over three years – money that should have been used on vital public services for the Congolese people.

09 Dec 2016 description

(Kinshasa) – The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said today.

05 Jul 2016 description
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Executive Summary

An estimated $28 billion worth of gold lies under the soil in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (hereafter Congo).[i] But the country’s gold wealth, the majority of which is artisanally mined, has long been ill-used. Preyed upon by armed groups, bandits and corrupt elites the revenues generated by eastern Congo’s artisanal gold sector have all too often funded corruption or fuelled abuses and violent conflict rather than helping to relieve the region’s poverty.

23 Oct 2015 description
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Global Witness’s recommendations for Democratic Republic of Congo’s new mining law

Global Witness today warns that Democratic Republic of Congo is planning to remove crucial regulations banning politicians and senior army figures from owning mining rights, as business leaders and government officials gather in Kinshasa to discuss the mining industry.

21 May 2015 description

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have made history today by voting in favour of a strong and binding law to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals, said Amnesty International and Global Witness.

Today’s vote determines the position with which the European Parliament (EP) enters into negotiations with Member States and Commission to find an agreement on the law.

21 May 2015 description

Days before a landmark vote on European conflict minerals regulation, rights groups call on politicians to vote for binding legislation requiring European companies to ensure their mineral purchases do not fund conflict or human rights abuses overseas.

Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament

22 Apr 2015 description

How U.S. companies are only scratching the surface of conflict minerals reporting.

Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analyzed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, reveals a new report by Global Witness and Amnesty International.

31 Oct 2014 description
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Les efforts visant à rompre les liens entre les mines et le conflit dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont contrariés par la participation illégale de membres de l’armée congolaise au commerce minier, signale Global Witness quelques jours avant le début d'une conférence internationale sur les « minerais de conflit » à Kinshasa.

23 Sep 2014 description

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, ahead of weak draft legislation being discussed in the European Parliament.

A new analysis by Global Witness shows that companies are bringing billions of euros worth of minerals into Europe without having to disclose if their purchases finance armed groups or human rights violations in countries ravaged by conflict.

25 Sep 2013 description
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Una coalición de 59 organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG) apela a la Comisión Europea para que apruebe una ley estricta que tenga como objetivo evitar que las empresas europeas exacerben los conflictos y la violación de los derechos humanos al adquirir recursos naturales como estaño, oro o diamantes. Este llamamiento tiene lugar en vísperas de la publicación de un proyecto de ley de la Comisión a finales de 2013.

25 Sep 2013 description
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New EU law could help stop natural resource trade fuelling conflict

A coalition of 59 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) 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 diamonds. The call comes ahead of draft legislation due to be published by the Commission by the end of 2013.

25 Sep 2013 description
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Une nouvelle législation de l’UE pourrait contribuer à mettre un terme au commerce des ressources naturelles qui alimente les conflits

Une coalition de 59 organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) appelle la Commission européenne à adopter une législation stricte visant à empêcher les entreprises européennes d’alimenter les conflits et les violations des droits humains en achetant des ressources naturelles telles que l’étain, l’or et les diamants. L’appel est lancé en amont d’un projet de législation qui doit être publié par la Commission d’ici à la fin 2013.

07 May 2013 description
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At a critical time for the region's minerals trade companies must undertake supply chain checks and put responsible sourcing into practise

Global Witness' investigation last month in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) revealed high-level military involvement in the region's minerals trade. A briefing published today outlines findings from research carried out in DRC's North and South Kivu provinces, Burundi and Rwanda in March and April 2013.

The key findings are:

12 Dec 2012 description
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On 22 August 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the final rule for Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.