Progress in curbing the trade of conflict minerals

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-2231_en.htm Minerals such as tantalum, tungsten and tin are widely used in a range of electronic goods like mobile phones and laptops here in the UK.  The trade of these minerals may be funding violent armed groups, who use their control over mines in certain areas to commit serious human rights abuses such as child labour, sexual violence […]

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