Tag Archives: Conflict

Conference: Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict: Testing the Adequacy of International Law

On November 7, 2011, T.M.C. Asser Instituut will host a conference on "Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict: Testing the Adequacy of International Law." The preliminary program is here. Here's the idea: The protection of the environment during armed … Continue reading

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House Democrats Urge SEC to Quickly Finish Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Regulations and Use OECD Due Diligence Guidelindes

In a letter to SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, four prominent House Democrats, including Rep. Barney Frank (D-MASS) urged the SEC to quickly complete the conflict minerals regulations implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The letter also said that the … Continue reading

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The appearance of a conflict or an actual conflict: Do they differ?

The NYT public editor has a column today addressing whether a reporter had an actual conflict or the appearance of one. The issue had been raised in the Columbia Journalism Review. A reporter had a relationship with a speakers bureau … Continue reading

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SEC Proposed Regulations on Conflict Minerals Disclosure Reference OECD Due Diligence Guidelines

SEC proposed regulations implementing the Dodd-Frank Act conflict minerals provisions reference the due diligence guidelines issued by the OECD, which set forth a flexible five-step risk-based approach. The proposed regulations would require companies for which conflict minerals are necessary to … Continue reading

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Global Audit Firms Ask SEC for Guidance on Outside Audit of Dodd-Frank Mandated Conflict Minerals Report

Global audit firms have a number of concerns around proposed SEC regulations implementing Dodd-Frank's requirement of an independent outside audit of a company's Conflict Minerals Report included in the annual report. In letters to the SEC, the audit firms ask … Continue reading

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