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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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Violence Limiting CAR Diamond Exports
Continued violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) ismaking it impossible for the nation to develop its diamond sector, according to the World DiamondCouncil (WDC). A massacre in Bria left 30 people dead last week — thelatest in a string...
Rough Markets Oct 25, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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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
Jewelers Respond to NGO’s Claims
Jewelers Hit Back at Human Rights Watch
Jewelers dismissed a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which claimed companies and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) did not provide sufficient ethical sourcing guarantees.“We have reviewed the Human Rights Watch report...
Retail Feb 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Jewelers’ Ethical Sourcing Below Par, Report Says
Jewelry and watch companies need to increase efforts toensure their supply chains are free of human-rights abuses, a campaign group cautioned in a report last week.“Many jewelers can do more to find out if their gold ordiamonds are...
Retail Feb 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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Zimbabwe: Rampant Abuses in Marange Diamond Fields
Press Release: Zimbabwe police and private security guards employed by mining companies in the Marange diamond fields are shooting, beating and unleashing attack dogs on poor, local unlicensed miners. The evidence gathered by Human...
Fair Trade Aug 30, 2011 Human Rights Watch
NGOs Warn It Is Becoming Difficult to Justify KP
The nongovernmental arm of the Kimberley Process (KP) warned that it is questioning its participation in the scheme based on current issues with Zimbabwe. “It's getting more and more difficult to explain the crisis in Zimbabwe's diamond sector. It's very hard to explain decisions that are made behind...
Rough Markets Jun 22, 2010 Deena Taylor, Avi Krawitz
Zimbabwe Denies Diamond Campaigner Bail
A Zimbabwe court has denied bail to Farai Maguwu, the head of a local nongovernment organization (NGO) focused on monitoring abuses around the Marange diamond fields, despite pressure from global human rights groups to free him.Maguwu was arrested in early June and charged with providing false information...
Rough Markets Jun 21, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Human Rights Watch Calls on KP to Halt Zimbabwe Diamond Trade
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Rough Markets Jun 21, 2010 Human Rights Watch
HRW Urges Diamond Retailers to Ban Marange Diamonds
The following letter was sent by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to the major diamond retailers to take more decisive action regarding diamonds from Marange, Zimbabwe.Dear Sir: I am writing to urge your company to publicly commit to not purchase or sell diamonds from Zimbabwe. Throughout 2009, Human Rights Watch...
Mining Dec 21, 2009 Human Rights Watch
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