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Praveen MadhirajuPraveen Madhiraju is Senior Counsel to the Enough Project. Outside of Enough, he is Deputy General Counsel at Center for American Progress, a Law Fellow at the Public International Law & Policy Group, and represents the family of three war crime victims from the Kosovo War. Praveen also spent two years working as an international trade and litigation associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Emory University.

U.S. Businesses, Investors Express Support for the Conflict Minerals Rule

In recent weeks, numerous American businesses have come out publicly in support of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals Rule, pursuant to Dodd-Frank Section 1502.  Read More »

Enough Project Comment to the SEC in Support of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation

On January 31, Acting Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Michael Piwowar welcomed interested parties to submit comments in response to a statement calling into question the current Conflict Minerals Rule. The Enough Project has submitted a comment in response.  Read More »

U.S. News & World Report Op-ed: Keep Minerals Conflict-Free

It was not long ago that central Africa was mired in its "first world war" that led to 5.4 million deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Slowly and painstakingly, conflict-affected areas have started to recover. But peace is fragile, and a reversion to widespread violence is never a far-off prospect.  Read More »

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Feb. 23

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

Le Monde Tribune: Et si on arrêtait de recompenser les chefs des groupes armés en Centrafrique ?

« Nous avons évité des massacres de masse, permis un processus de réconciliation intercommunautaire, la reconstitution de l’Etat centrafricain (…) », déclarait le ministre français de la défense, Jean-Yves le Drian en annonçant le succès et la fin de l’opération militaire française, Sangaris, en République Centrafricaine. C’était en octobre dernier et avec ce retrait, l’opération a emporté avec elle l’attention internationale, replongeant la Centrafrique dans l’abime de l’oubli.  Read More »

Guardian Op-ed: British Banks are Go-betweens in Global Conflict. This can be Stopped.

Almost a year ago, the UK government convened a global summit to commit to fighting corruption. The final communiqué from the governments involved summed up their historic intentions: “We want to send a clear signal to the corrupt that they will face consequences internationally. We want to make it harder for them to travel and do business in our countries.”  Read More »

The De Facto Embargo is Over: Record-High Conflict-Free Minerals Exports from Eastern Congo

Tin ore

The conflict-free minerals trade has been slowly but steadily increasing in recent years, and 2016 resulted in record-high exports from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo once again. The North Kivu province, the most 3T-rich minerals province in Congo, exported record-high conflict-free export numbers for both tin and tantalum in 2016. This counters the claims that Dodd-Frank 1502, often referred to as the conflict minerals law, is leading to a de facto embargo on eastern Congo’s minerals.  Read More »

New Brief - Dangerous Divisions: The Central African Republic faces the threat of secession

Today, the Enough Project published “Dangerous Divisions: The Central African Republic faces the threat of secession,” in which author Nathalia Dukhan documents how the Central African Republic (CAR) is currently undergoing a process of de facto partition.  Read More »

2017 Conflict Minerals Company Rankings

This Valentine’s Day the Enough Project is excited to announce we will once again be ranking leading companies on their efforts to source conflict-free minerals from Congo. With the Dodd-Frank 1502 conflict minerals law under increasing threat of being repealed or weakened, this consumer holiday is the perfect time to let companies know we expect a strong commitment to conflict-free sourcing.  Read More »

Enough Project Statement on U.S. Refugee Policy

The Enough Project is dedicated to ending genocide and crimes against humanity in East and Central Africa, including in Sudan and Somalia. A key aspect of combating these atrocities is to ensure protection of innocent people fleeing this violence, especially when the governments responsible for protecting their civilians either cannot, or will not, do so.  Read More »

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