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Minerals in your phone

The extraction and trade in minerals used in the manufacture of hi tech gadgets such as mobile phones often fuel conflict and violence. Conflict minerals are at the heart of a long and deadly conflict in the Congo – the subject of a previous post and S4P&J members’ meeting.

Following that meeting, on behalf of S4P&J, Lance Gardiner wrote to candidates in the European El4ection to raise the issue and seek their views. The attached paper gives a selection of the responses received.

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