CONFLICT MINERALS: Global Witness, Amnesty International applaud call for tougher law from MEPs

Campaign groups Global Witness and Amnesty International have applauded the decision from Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to call for a more stringent anti-conflict minerals law, following a plenary vote.

“[MEPs] have made history [on May 20] by voting in favour of a strong and binding law to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals,” the two groups said.

“[The] vote determines the position with which the European Parliament enters into negotiations with member states and the [European] Commission to find an...

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Claire Hack

May 21, 2015

13:10 GMT

London