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We have a vision for Africa

During a special visit to Europe, Charles Chilufya SJ, Social Apostolate Coordinator and Director of JENA (Justice and Ecology network in Africa),...

Mixed results for legislation on “conflict minerals”

After three years of negotiations, the European Union has finally got round to legislating on conflict minerals.  Definitely a step forward, but not going...

Poor agreement on the European Regulation of Responsible Sourcing

The European Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – have reached an agreement on the so-called “Conflict Minerals” Regulation last Wednesday.  Civil society organisations,...

Migration trends across the western route of the Mediterranean

The Moroccan border with the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla Syrian people fleeing from the conflict usually arrive to Morocco from Algeria, where they...

Frontiers of fear

Since January 2015, it is estimated that 2000 people have died by drowning in the Mediterranean Sea whilst trying to reach Europe.  Dozens more...

Catholic leaders call for due diligence in supply chains

More than 70 Catholics bishops have signed the statement we reproduce here calling the EU to reinforce the supply chain due diligence in order...

Ensuring robust EU legislation on responsible mineral sourcing

Recommendations 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...

King Leopold’s mines

In many ways the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an extraordinary country. It is larger than all the countries of Western Europe put...