"What we've been reading" Article / July 15, 2011

Huff Post - Dodd-Frank Provision: Human Rights Groups Call On SEC To Finalize Rule

A major international anti-corruption provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation remains stalled at the Securities and Exchange Commission, a year after the bill was passed by Congress and three months after the provision was supposed to go into effect, writes the Huffington Post. Human rights groups on Thursday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to hurry up and issue a final rule instructing publicly traded companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to start disclosing exactly how much they pay foreign governments to acquire drilling and mining rights.