The US Dodd-Frank Act – Publications

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The Myth Buster: The conflict minerals provision (2014) Best known as the ‘conflict minerals provision,’ Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act is a law that requires US-listed companies that use four minerals—tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold—in their products to determine whether their mineral purchases inadvertently fund armed groups in the DRC or surrounding countries…. Read more »

The US Conflict Minerals Law – The Requirements

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Under the US Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC adopted the US Conflict Minerals Law. More details about this law and its applicability are available on this page, which provides a clear overview of the context of this new law. Requirements of the US Conflict Minerals Law Under the final rule, a company must determine whether any… Read more »

Investigative Journalism Education Consortium

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The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium (IJEC) brings together the experience and knowledge of university journalism professors in the USA who teach investigative and public service reporting. These projects serve as a model of strong, practical educational classes. IJEC is based on the campus of the University of Illinois, USA. Click here to access their website…. Read more »

The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a British charity committed to the education and training of journalists, editors and researchers towards critical in-depth reporting and defence of the public interest. The CIJ provides and facilitates the education of the public and the community in the craft, culture and methodology of journalism. Activities The CIJ… Read more »

Global Investigative Journalism Network

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The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is composed of nonprofit investigative journalism organizations worldwide. It was created in 2003. Since then it has grown to more than 90 member organizations in 44 countries. The Global Investigative Journalism Network produces stories, conducts training, provides resources, and encourages the creation of similar nonprofit groups. Resources The GIJN… Read more »

Investigative Journalism Manual Africa

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Investigative journalists in Africa often operate in environments which seem by default designed to shut them down. Repressive media laws, lack of resources and a widespread culture of secrecy are but a few of the challenges facing journalists questioning the conduct of those in power. With these Investigative Journalism Manuals, the necessary skills and tools… Read more »

PWYP Contract Transparency Map

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PWYP Africa has made contract transparency a key part of its agenda. This includes collaborating with regional bodies such as the African Development Bank and African Union as well as promoting the exchange of lessons learned and experiences across African coalitions. Many PWYP coalitions campaign at the national level for contract disclosure, whether they seek… Read more »

Mining Contracts: How to read and understand them

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This report outlines issues that are crucial for understanding and negotiating contracts, and for monitoring their enforcement. Created to highlight strong contract clauses and explore how others could be improved, the report goes beyond legal considerations to explore the policy questions and company interests underlying contract provisions. Click on the picture below to read the… Read more »

Taming the Resource Curse: Implementing the ICGLR Certification Mechanism for Conflict-prone Minerals

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This study deals with the challenges posed by mineral flows that may lack all of the requisite export and sourcing documentation, or that may before or during the process of mining and export financially benefit rebel groups, militias, or military groups in some way. The report compares the strengths and weaknesses of existing certification mechanisms…. Read more »