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3 June 2015

Apple & Intel praised by Enough Project for showing leadership on US conflict minerals reporting

Author: Enough Project

"U.S. Companies Hit 'Conflict Minerals' Deadline", 2 Jun 2015...

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20 May 2015

South Sudan: Fighting over control of oil fields escalates as rebels warn oil companies to shut operations to starve govt. of revenue

Author: Aggrey Mutambo, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"South Sudan rebels ask oil firms to leave"...

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28 April 2015

NGOs invite civil society orgs. to sign-on to open letter on EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

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13 May 2015

Commentary: "Child labour won't stop with conflict-free labels and voluntary codes"

Author: Josephine Moulds, Guardian (UK)

A fight is brewing in Europe over new rules for companies to report on so-called "conflict minerals", which are commonly found in mobile phones, laptops, lightbulbs and jewellery...Campaigners say the proposals do not go far enough and the European...

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29 April 2015

4th session of Intergovernmental working group to consider possibility of elaborating intl. regulatory framework on private military & security companies

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24 April 2015

Sudan: Enough Project's report urges more due diligence to ensure gold industry is not inadvertently fuelling war

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14 April 2015

4 ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to long prison terms by US court over 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians

Author: Matt Apuzzo, New York Times

One by one, four former Blackwater security contractors wearing blue jumpsuits and leg irons stood before a federal judge on Monday and spoke publicly for the first time since a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq. The men had been among several private...

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9 April 2015

Kenya govt. suspends 14 money remittance firms for alleged links with terrorism; industry association responds

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20 March 2015

Myanmar: Shan state residents urge govt. & foreign investors to halt large dams amid escalating conflict

Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

"Shan State residents urge halt to large dams amid escalating conflict", 20 March 2015...

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18 March 2015

Annual Plenary on Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights (17-18 Mar)

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