HCSS launches new report on Coltan, Congo and Conflict.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is launching a new report today, Coltan, Congo and Conflict. The report evaluates the links between coltan trade and violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and examines the potential for recent legislation to break such links and reduce conflict. The main conclusion of the report is that policy initiatives aimed at reducing the trade of minerals from conflict regions are likely to have limited effectiveness.

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