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USA: Reject legal threat to lifesaving Conflict Minerals Rule

Headline Title:  USA: Reject legal threat to lifesaving Conflict Minerals Rule 06 January 2014 US corporate interests must not be allowed to invalidate the Conflict Minerals Rule, which requires companies to investigate and disclose whether their products contain certain minerals that help fund armed groups in mineral-rich countries in Africa, said Amnesty International today. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear a challenge by three industry groups against the rule on Tuesday. Amnesty International joined the lawsuit to support the rule.“This legal…

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