Monthly Archives: April 2011

Individuals who make a difference: RunforCongo

I came across a fellow blogger named Chris, who utilizes his talents to run marathons,  to help raise awareness about the Congo conflict.  Chris’ blog is worth checking out because he has set a personal challenge just for himself, yet … Continue reading

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Affleck is at it again-this time addressing the US Congress

ABC News reports on March 8, 2011 that celebrity Ben Affleck joined advocates and governement officials to plea with Congress to increase government aid to the DRC.  The panelists called for Congress to appoint a special envoy to coordinate the … Continue reading

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Laws and legislation-the legal route to the battle in the Congo

The Gonzaga Journal of International Law is a practice-oriented online international law journal that is student edited by law review standards.  The journal includes articles, essays, comments, and notes from practicing attorneys, law professors, law students, business professionals, and government … Continue reading

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The Private Sector: companies seek extension to proposed laws

  Foley Hoag’s unique corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) practice was launched in 2000 and provides counsel to multinational companies, governments, and multilateral institutions regarding social, political, and environmental challenges.  Their advice to clients encompasses legal and reputational risk management with … Continue reading

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From Actors to Activists Ben Affleck visits the Congo

Here is just part one of ABC’s Nightline show that aired on television in 2008.  He visited the Congo on several occasions to see firsthand what the Congolese people go through on a daily basis.  The people are vulnerable to … Continue reading

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Global Witness: Demilitarization strategy

  Global Witness is an organization that aims to prevent future conflicts, and curb current ones, by denying combatants any income from the trade in natural resources.  They offer a new strategy that aims at preventing future conflicts in the Congo by … Continue reading

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What The Economist has to say: Strides in Corporate Social Responsibility

  This is an article published in August of 2010 by the most business savvy magazine, The Economist regarding legislation in America.  This is a positive step in the right direction- getting lawmakers involved to curb the black market and … Continue reading

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