GLOBAL WITNESS Mining News

Fourteen NGOs oppose LME plans to ban tainted cobalt

Is the LME trying to create a reputational green wash that allows it to say its members source responsibly because they tick some boxes?

LME reforms must meet international standards, Global Witness warns

Global Witness warns that the LME must ensure its members go beyond paper-based compliance activities.

Tantalum: A Bloody Future?

First there were "blood diamonds," the gems that fuelled conflict and human rights abuses in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Then there was "conflict cocoa," the chocolate source that is harvested by children and funds civil […]

Blood Diamonds and the Kimberly Process Five Years Later

Diamonds are one of the crystalline forms of carbon, the hardest substance known. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek "adamas," meaning "invincible."¬† Diamonds were formed billions of years ago, deep within the earth. They […]