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For immediate release Legal action by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce threatens to protect business practices that are fuelling bloodshed in Africa. Global Witness today condemned recent legal action by the U.S. Chamber of... read more
Global Witness today expressed grave concern at the worsening humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo caused by fighting between M23 rebels and the Congolese army (FARDC). “The M23 and FARDC... read more
On 22 August 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the final rule for Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The provision aims to prevent the trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from fueling... read more
Global Witness today condemned the attempt by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to use a lawsuit to overturn a law that compels companies to disclose whether they use conflict... read more
For immediate release Donors must hold Rwandan government to account for supporting new rebellion in eastern Congo Rwanda’s two main donors, the United Kingdom and United States, must use their influence to end Kigali’... read more
Joint Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Electronics Companies Must Break from US Chamber on Conflict Minerals Industry should follow the positive steps taken by Microsoft, General Electric (... read more
WASHINGTON, DC - Global Witness applauds the bipartisan call by 58 Members of Congress for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to immediately release the final rules for two sections of the Dodd-Frank Wall... read more
Version française Read the report Embargoed until: Midnight BST Wednesday 30 May 2012  Renewed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) underscores the urgent need for companies and governments to... read more
For immediate release: 21 May 2012 Congo government enforces law to curb conflict mineral trade Version française 简体中文 Global Witness welcomes a move by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week to enforce a... read more
Lire en français The recently-elected parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the new government, should make wide-ranging changes to how mineral, oil and forest resources are managed, said Global Witness in... read more
Global Witness and CCFD-Terre Solidaire welcomed a commitment today by EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht and Development Commissioner Piebalgs to make supply chains more transparent, a move that will help prevent natural... read more
Global Witness today welcomed the Security Council’s adoption of sanctions Resolution 2021, which calls for action to tackle criminal networks within the Congolese national army who are involved in the illicit minerals... read more
Global Witness salue la décision récente du gouvernement congolais de contraindre les compagnies minières et les entreprises qui font le commerce des minerais opérant en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à... read more
Global Witness calls on the SEC to resist industry pressure and issue robust regulations  Global Witness is calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) not to cave in to industry pressure and to issue... read more
Go to report Shifts in the control of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mines have created opportunities to begin breaking the links between the mineral trade and the conflict that has plagued civilians for... read more
For immediate release Legal action by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce threatens to protect business practices that are fuelling bloodshed in Africa. Global Witness today condemned recent legal action by the U.S. Chamber of... read more
Global Witness today expressed grave concern at the worsening humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo caused by fighting between M23 rebels and the Congolese army (FARDC). “The M23 and FARDC... read more
On 22 August 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the final rule for Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The provision aims to prevent the trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from fueling... read more
Global Witness today condemned the attempt by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to use a lawsuit to overturn a law that compels companies to disclose whether they use conflict... read more
For immediate release Donors must hold Rwandan government to account for supporting new rebellion in eastern Congo Rwanda’s two main donors, the United Kingdom and United States, must use their influence to end Kigali’... read more
Joint Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Electronics Companies Must Break from US Chamber on Conflict Minerals Industry should follow the positive steps taken by Microsoft, General Electric (... read more
WASHINGTON, DC - Global Witness applauds the bipartisan call by 58 Members of Congress for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to immediately release the final rules for two sections of the Dodd-Frank Wall... read more
Version française Read the report Embargoed until: Midnight BST Wednesday 30 May 2012  Renewed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) underscores the urgent need for companies and governments to... read more
For immediate release: 21 May 2012 Congo government enforces law to curb conflict mineral trade Version française 简体中文 Global Witness welcomes a move by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week to enforce a... read more
Lire en français The recently-elected parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the new government, should make wide-ranging changes to how mineral, oil and forest resources are managed, said Global Witness in... read more
Global Witness and CCFD-Terre Solidaire welcomed a commitment today by EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht and Development Commissioner Piebalgs to make supply chains more transparent, a move that will help prevent natural... read more
Global Witness today welcomed the Security Council’s adoption of sanctions Resolution 2021, which calls for action to tackle criminal networks within the Congolese national army who are involved in the illicit minerals... read more
Global Witness salue la décision récente du gouvernement congolais de contraindre les compagnies minières et les entreprises qui font le commerce des minerais opérant en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à... read more
Global Witness calls on the SEC to resist industry pressure and issue robust regulations  Global Witness is calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) not to cave in to industry pressure and to issue... read more
Go to report Shifts in the control of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mines have created opportunities to begin breaking the links between the mineral trade and the conflict that has plagued civilians for... read more
Version française ici According to a former partner at Ernst & Young, the global accountancy firm turned a blind eye when a report of major audit failures at Dubai’s biggest gold refinery went unpublished. A Global... read more
Global Witness salue la décision récente du gouvernement congolais de contraindre les compagnies minières et les entreprises qui font le commerce des minerais opérant en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à... read more
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