Cobalt blues Environmental pollution and human rights violations

New research by SOMO reveals the structural nature of human rights violations and environmental pollution caused by cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Cobalt is used in smartphones, laptops, electric vehicles and many other products that make our life more comfortable. But the production of cobalt in DRC results in the opposite for local communities whose life and rights are threatened by cobalt mines.

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