The Hill Belongs to Them: the need for international action on Congo’s conflict minerals trade1
In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), rebel groups and senior commanders of the national army are fighting over and illegally profiting from the country’s minerals sector. These groups, responsible for mass rape and murder, enrich themselves through international trade. This report, based on recent findings of the UN Group of Experts and Global Witness’s research over the past year, discusses this crisis. Our report looks at the measures that are needed to end the “conflict minerals” trade – and to ensure that eastern Congo’s mines help rather than hinder development.
Read the full report in PDF: The Hill Belongs to Them
1“The Hill Belongs to Them: the need for international action on Congo’s conflict mineral trade.” Global Witness. 14 Dec. 2010. Web.