Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has welcomed unprecedented rules to tackle the use of conflict minerals in common household goods. As the world’s largest market, European consumers have expressed frustration over everyday items, such as smart phones and computers, whose products partly come from war-torn countries.
In an astounding victory for anti-slavery campaigners all over the world, the European Parliament has voted in favour of mandatory measures to eradicate the presence of conflict minerals in the supply chain, as called for by Alyn Smith MEP.
Alyn Smith MEP has continued his fight against the use of slave labour in Scottish household items by backing urgent amendments in the European Commission’s proposal on conflict minerals.Read more
Conflict minerals found in Scottish household staples like mobile phones, laptops and games consoles may be indirectly supporting slave labour, warned Alyn Smith, Scottish Member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.Read more
SNP Member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Alyn Smith has called for full transparency and enforcement of sanctions against sales of oil by the organisation calling itself "Islamic State" (IS) in northern Iraq.Read more