Posts Tagged ‘Natural Resources’

EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached

22 November 2016: Following the publication of the EU’s proposed regulation on conflict minerals, JESC together with 27 other faith and civil society groups have issued this Press Release.  EU: […]

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, both  in Europe and in the […]

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 to stop the complicity of transnational […]

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 of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their […]

Disappointing EU Initiative on conflict resources

An initiative proposed by the European Commission on responsible sourcing of minerals is not strong enough to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses, and […]

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 together, and has a population of […]

EU parliamentary mission to the Great Lakes

Towards 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

A 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 […]

Creuseurs artisanaux au Kivu

Le JESC et la Commission Justice et Paix – Belgique ont effectué une mission au Sud et Nord Kivu en mars dernier. Ayant jusqu’ici principalement axé son travail sur la […]

Ressources naturelles et travail des enfants

Le JESC et la Commission Justice et Paix – Belgique ont effectué une mission au Sud et Nord Kivu en mars dernier. Ayant jusqu’ici principalement axé son travail sur la […]

Initiatives législatives américaine et européenne dans le secteur minier en République Démocratique du Congo

La Commission européenne étudie l’opportunité et le contenu d’une législation européenne relative aux minerais « du sang » susceptibles de financer et faire durer des conflits armés dans diverses régions du monde. […]