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European companies allowed to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

Headline Title:  European companies allowed to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade 24 September 2014 The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, ahead of weak new legislation being discussed in Parliament.A new analysis by Global Witness shows that companies are bringing billions of euros worth of minerals into Europe without having to disclose if their purchases finance armed groups or human rights violations in countries ravaged by conflict.“At…

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