Africa

Mixed results for legislation on “conflict minerals”

TweetAfter three years of negotiations, the European Union has finally got round to legislating on conflict minerals.  Definitely a step forward, but not going far enough, writes JESC Advocacy Adviser Emmanuelle […]

Migration trends across the western route of the Mediterranean

TweetThe Moroccan border with the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla Syrian people fleeing from the conflict usually arrive to Morocco from Algeria, where they did not need a visa […]

Frontiers of fear

TweetSince January 2015, it is estimated that 2000 people have died by drowning in the Mediterranean Sea whilst trying to reach Europe.  Dozens more suffer major injuries in their attempts […]

Catholic leaders call for due diligence in supply chains

TweetMore than 70 Catholics bishops have signed the statement we reproduce here calling the EU to reinforce the supply chain due diligence in order to stop the complicity of transnational […]

Ensuring robust EU legislation on responsible mineral sourcing

TweetRecommendations to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a ‘regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their […]

King Leopold’s mines

TweetIn many ways the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an extraordinary country. It is larger than all the countries of Western Europe put together, and has a population of […]

EU parliamentary mission to the Great Lakes

TweetTowards an EU initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict and high-risk areas The European Commission will soon propose a legislative initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating […]

New EU law to stop natural resource trade fuelling conflict

TweetA 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 […]

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