Tech Companies Should Do the Right Thing on Conflict Minerals

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HEADLINE 2013: Dodd-Frank 1502 Backfires
Sparky the Wonder Cat   1/27/2017 11:08:01 AM

"A provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law aimed at reducing money to militia groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by imposing rules on buying minerals from the region has backfired, exacerbating and depriving at least 1 million subsistence miners of their livelihood, several experts told a congressional committee Tuesday."

" 'Dodd-Frank 1502, the conflict minerals provision ... is a case study in how good intentions can go awry,' said David Aronson, panel member and editor of CongoResources.org."  UPI, May 24, 2013


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