Prof. Green Submits Congressional Testimony on Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Legislation

Professor Jennie Green submitted a statement for Amnesty International USA to the U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy hearing on April 5, 2017. The statement urged Congress not to repeal Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank 1502), which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on the source of “conflict minerals” (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold). The statement discussed the evidence that the production of these minerals has been linked to grave human rights violations and the role that transparency efforts including Dodd-Frank 1502 have played as an important part of a multi-pronged approach to addressing these violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.