Conflict Minerals

Resource Page - Progress and Challenges on Conflict Minerals: Facts on Dodd-Frank 1502

Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Enough Project Advocacy intern Amanda Schmitt.

Come Clean For Congo (Again) Video Contest

Event Date: Apr 15, 2010

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Growing the Conflict-Free Movement at Illinois College

Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Conflict-Free Campus Initiative Campus Organizer Allie McNamara. On November 6, 2015, CFCI leaders met with U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Tom Perriello, to deliver a letter signed by over 500 students calling for accountability, inclusivity, and a conflict-free mineral trade in Congo. Read the full letter here.

Enough Project Statement: Conflict Minerals Court Case is of “Exceptional Importance” and Should be Reviewed

The Enough Project urges the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to review the case, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to ensure that a damaging recent decision on the issues of corporate free speech and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not stand without review.

Sunstein: Conflict Mineral Disclosure Requirements Critical for Peace and Security in Congo

In a recent Bloomberg article, Cass R. Sunstein (former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) defends the importance of strong corporate regulations as they relate to public disclosures.

SEC & Amnesty Petition for Review of Recent Conflict Minerals Rule Decision

In a promising development, on Friday, October 2 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Amnesty International both filed petitions for a review of the most recent court decision on the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule. The Enough Project strongly supports their efforts to challenge the most recent ruling.

In a press release from October 2, Amnesty International states:

Foreign Policy Op-ed: The Imperfect Trial of Congo’s ‘Terminator’

Editor's Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Policy and was written by Enough Project Policy Analyst Holly Dranginis and Field Researcher Fidel Bafilemba.

When Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda’s war crimes trial opened in The Hague last month, most of his victims were nearly 4,000 miles away in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Unable to watch the proceedings in person, some of them tuned in from a gas station in the provincial capital of Goma.

Friday Deadline for SEC to Appeal Latest Conflict Minerals Court Ruling

[UPDATE as of 10/02/2015: Both the SEC and Amnesty International have filed petitions for a review. See Amnesty International's release for more information on their petition.]

Important Step for Justice as German Court Convicts FDLR Leaders

Almost 15 years since the start of the FDLR's deadly campaign in Congo, leaders of the militia have been held to account for their crimes. Human Rights Watch reports:

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