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Human Rights risks in the mining of minerals for electronics Passed

Friday November 16, 2018 09:00 - 09:30 Globala scenen

Moderator: Linda Scott Jakobsson
Panelists: Joakim Wohlfeil, Kristina Sehlin MacNeil

What kind of human rights impacts are mining communities facing, when minerals used in electronics are extracted? Smartphones and laptops contain a vast number of different minerals that are sourced from all over the world. However, mining communities in many countries face human rights abuse, severe environmental impacts and extractive violence in connection to mining operations. In this seminar, Swedwatch gives a sneak-preview of its new film on how mining communities in Zambia are impacted by large scale mining. The  film trailer is followed by a panel discussion, focusing on challenges and impacts associated with minerals used in electronics, and what companies and buyers can do to prevent violations from occurring. The seminar is hosted by the European Campaign Make ICT Fair that is funded by the European Union under the EU Dear programme.




Det offentliga rummet
Internationell rättvisa
Mänskliga rättigheter
Responsibility to protect



Prioriterade målgrupper

Tjänstepersoner vid kommun
Intresserad allmänhet



Sign language interpretation



Linda Scott Jakobsson Moderator

Researcher på Swedwatch

Joakim Wohlfeil Panelist

Policyrådgivare: Konflikt och rättvisa

Kristina Sehlin MacNeil Panelist

Forskar vid Centrum för Samisk forskning, Umeå universitet