After months of negotiations, EU institutions have reached agreement on a law designed to make sure that minerals entering the EU have been sourced responsibly and without funding conflict and human rights abuses. The agreement represents a first step in the right direction, but the law ultimately rmore info
EU Must Act in Support of Fair and Open Electoral Process in Democratic Republic of Congo BRUSSELS, June 2, 2016 – The European Union can play an essential role in keeping the ongoing political turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from escalating into a national and regiomore info
As Burundian, African and International NGOs deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Burundi, we strongly urge the UN Security Council to authorize the deployment of a robust police protection and monitoring presence as soon as possible.more info
This Open letter has been published in Euractiv on June 13, 2016. Minerals are key components in many everyday products, from mobile phones, laptops, and jewellery, to cars and light bulbs. In too many cases, however, the extraction and trade of these resources is linked to conflicts anden savoir
Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: European Union support for a credible democratic process When: 2 June 2016, 10.00 – 13.00 Where: European Parliament, Brussels, Room Jan 4Q2 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is due to hold presidential and legislative electioen savoir
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: European Union support for a credible democratic process When: 2 June 2016, 10.00 – 13.00 Where: European Parliament, Brussels, Room Jan 4Q2 Toen savoir
Did you know that the extraction of minerals for your smartphone, tablet or laptop could have funded armed groups? In countries such as Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Myanmar, local populations can be victims of mutilation, massacres, rape, slavery and massive displacements just becen savoir
"Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo - Documentary film by Misereor, 2016"