The Resource Conflict minerals in Central Africa : U.S. and international responses, Nicolas Cook

Conflict minerals in Central Africa : U.S. and international responses, Nicolas Cook

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Conflict minerals in Central Africa : U.S. and international responses
Title
Conflict minerals in Central Africa
Title remainder
U.S. and international responses
Statement of responsibility
Nicolas Cook
Title variation
  • US and international responses
  • United States and international responses
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Conflict minerals' are ores that, when sold or traded, have played key roles in helping to fuel conflict and extensive human rights abuses, since the late 1990s, in far eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The main conflict minerals are the so-called the '3TGs': ores of tantalum and niobium, tin, tungsten, and gold, and their derivatives. Diverse international efforts to break the link between mineral commerce and conflict in central Africa have been proposed or are under way. Key initiatives include government and industry-led mineral tracking and certification schemes. These are designed to monitor trade in minerals to keep armed groups from financially benefiting from this commerce, in compliance with firm-level and/or industry due diligence policies that prohibit transactions with armed groups. The most extensive U.S. law aimed at halting the trade in conflict minerals, specifically the 3TGs, is Section 1502 of Title XV of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203). There is widespread support for use of due diligence guidelines developed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in eventual Section 1502 rules, both to ensure complementarity between U.S. and international conflict mineral trade abatement efforts, most of which employ the OECD guidelines, and to enable these schemes to mature. The State Department has provided to Congress a strategy aimed at breaking the link between mineral trade and conflict and, together with the U.S. Agency for International Development, is implementing programs in central Africa to support tracking and certification schemes; local small-scale mining communities; anti-mining labor abuse efforts; and related ends
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Cataloging source
AWC
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Cook, Nicolas
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R42618
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  • United States.
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Mineral industries
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Mineral industries
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
Conflict minerals in Central Africa : U.S. and international responses, Nicolas Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on August 2, 2012)
  • "July 20, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Background : conflict and the role of minerals -- Mineral sourcing : chain of custody controls and due diligence -- Section 1502 : overview -- U.S. policies and programs to counter trade in conflict minerals -- Outlook
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (34 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)803370400
  • (OCoLC)ocn803370400
Label
Conflict minerals in Central Africa : U.S. and international responses, Nicolas Cook
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on August 2, 2012)
  • "July 20, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Background : conflict and the role of minerals -- Mineral sourcing : chain of custody controls and due diligence -- Section 1502 : overview -- U.S. policies and programs to counter trade in conflict minerals -- Outlook
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (34 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)803370400
  • (OCoLC)ocn803370400

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