Externalities of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act?

The title, “How Congress Devastated Congo”, is a bit much, but this OpEd gives pause to all of us thinking that human rights in mining is a black or white issue. It is true:

It’s easier to sidestep Congo than to sort out the complexities of Congolese politics — especially when minerals are readily available from other, safer countries.

That tells me there needs to be more stakeholders than mining companies and advocacy groups shaping the policy responses to challenges like minerals in Eastern Congo.

Posted in Artisanalmining, Conflict, Corporateresponsibility, DRC, Humanrights, Livelihoods, NGOs, Publicparticipation, Transparency
One comment on “Externalities of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act?
  1. pavellawrence says:

    Some differing opinions on the article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/opinion/a-conflict-over-conflict-minerals-in-congo.html

    I would be great if there were a way to get more voices from the region itself.

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