Conflict Minerals

The Chebeya Case: Persistence in the Pursuit of Justice

Editor's Note: This post was written by Enough Project intern Tomas Husted and Policy Associate Holly Dranginis.

Op-ed: Minova's Rape Acquittals Reveal Lessons for Congo

Editors note: This op-ed authored by Holly Dranginis and Timo Mueller originally appeared on AllAfrica.

Washington, DC — If Congo and the international community are to learn anything productive from the Minova trial, they will look beyond its verdict. The devil - and the value - is in the details.

Responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict zones: is the EU doing enough?

Editor's Note: This guest post was written by Anna Bulzomi, a human rights lawyer currently working with IPIS Research where she handles issues of business & human rights and natural resources. Anna is also a Governance Committee member of the Public-Private Alliance on Responsible Minerals Trade.

Child Soldiers: The Urgency of Reintegration

Editor's note: This post was written by Natalie Schreffler. This is the third in a blog series about issues currently perpetuating the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the conflict minerals trade, sexual violence, and child soldier recruitment. Although many Congolese are facing incredibly difficult situations, there are local civil society groups taking action and creating avenues for sustainable peace. In this blog series, I will discuss each issue and give examples of organizations making positive changes.

Sexual Violence: Survivors Reclaiming Communities

Editor's note: This post was written by Natalie Schreffler. This is the second in a blog series about issues currently perpetuating the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the conflict minerals trade, sexual violence, and child soldier recruitment. Although many Congolese are facing incredibly difficult situations, there are local civil society groups taking action and creating avenues for sustainable peace. In this blog series, I will discuss each issue and give examples of organizations making positive changes.

Congo’s Minerals: From Conflict to Community Benefit

Editor's note: This post was written by Natalie Schreffler. This is the first in a blog series about issues currently perpetuating the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the conflict minerals trade, sexual violence, and child soldier recruitment. Although many Congolese are facing incredibly difficult situations, there are local civil society groups taking action and creating avenues for sustainable peace. In this blog series, I will discuss each issue and give examples of organizations making positive changes.

MSNBC Op-Ed: How John Kerry could help bring peace to Congo

Editor's Note: This op-ed authored by John Prendergast and Sasha Lezhnev originally appeared on MSNBC.

Minnesota Lawyers Support Conflict-Free Initiative

This post was written by guest blogger Sonja Dunnwald Peterson, Co-Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee.

On April 25, 2014, the Minnesota State Bar Association (“MSBA”) became the first Bar Association in the nation to adopt a conflict-free policy. By passing “The Conflict-Free Initiative” the MSBA is speaking out against the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”).  

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