Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): U. S. Agencies Should Take Further Actions to Contribute to the Effective Regulation and Control of the Minerals Trade in Eastern DRC

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 48 pages
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Rich in minerals, the eastern DRC has long been the site of one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Since 1998, an estimated 5 million have died as a result of the conflict. This report examined the connection between minerals trade and human rights abuses, and the efforts to help control the trade. It assesses: (1) how the key minerals are mined, transported, and processed; (2) the links between the minerals trade, armed conflicts, and human rights abuses; (3) measures the U.S. and the international community have taken to control the trade and; (4) challenges faced in controlling the trade. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.

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