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NGOs Slam Industry’s Human-Rights Efforts
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the diamond trade over its apparent leniency in preventing human-rights abuses from tainting the supply chain. The recent update to the World Diamond Council’s (WDC) System of Warranties...
Fair Trade Nov 13, 2018 Rapaport News
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Diamonds Still Linked to Conflict – Civil Society
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the lack of transparency in the diamond industry, claiming the trade continues to be linked to human-rights abuses, conflict finance and corruption. “Although the diamond industry is not the only sector...
Fair Trade Jul 31, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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WDC Seeks Amnesty’s Help to Resume Trade with Central African Republic
WorldDiamond Council’s president Edward Asscher called on Amnesty International toreturn to the Kimberley Process (KP) and help resumediamond trading with the Central African Republic. The country has been suspended from the KP since...
Fair Trade Nov 25, 2015 Rapaport News
WDC Adds to Criticism of Amnesty CAR Report
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has become the latest body to come out against a recent Amnesty International report that claimed diamondtrafficking was being used to fund violence in the Central African Republic(CAR).WDC president...
Fair Trade Oct 07, 2015 Rapaport News
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AWDC Disputes Amnesty Claims in CAR Report
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) is taking Amnesty International to task for allegations it has made in a new report on the trade of diamonds originating in the Central African Republic.The NGO said some of the CAR’s largest...
Fair Trade Sep 30, 2015 Rapaport News
Amnesty International Reports on Blood Diamonds from CAR
Amnesty International announced that it will publish a new report on the diamond industry that focuses on the Central African Republic (CAR), where illicit trade continues unabated amid sweeping conflict. Research for the report...
Fair Trade Sep 24, 2015 Rapaport News
Amnesty Intl. Calls for Maguwu's Immediate Release
Press Release: Amnesty International today called upon the government of Zimbabwe to release an activist, Farai Maguwu, who was detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields. The organization said it considers Maguwu a prisoner of conscience who is being persecuted for documenting abuses...
Fair Trade Jul 06, 2010 Amnesty International
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