Read our statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's request for comment on supporting best practices in responsible minerals sourcing in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
Breaking the Cycle: Delinking Armed Actors from the Gold Supply Chain in Congo and the Great Lakes Region Through Fiscal Reform and Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
Artisanal and small-scale (ASM) gold remains a major source of income for elements of the Congolese armed forces, armed groups, and criminal networks.
In recent weeks, human rights groups and civil society members based in eastern Congo and the region issued 11 different letters in support of Dodd-Frank 1502, representing 111 organizations in total.
The passage of provisions on conflict minerals from the eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 has brought unprecedented attention to the linkages between trade in minerals crucial to electronics and other industries and the ongoing conflict in DRC. These provisions have […]