conflict diamond

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conflict diamond

another term for blood diamond
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For information on the subject, see Press Release, Global Witness, Global Witness Releases Conflict Diamond Report, (June 20, 2000), available at http://www.
Countries that launder diamonds smuggled out of war zones also profit from the conflict diamond trade.
Although Liberia denies it, there is ample evidence of its involvement in the conflict diamond trade.
In an interview on Monday after the WDC's annual general meeting in Dubai, Fischler praised Bin Sulayem's proposal to use expert diamond valuation methods to help curb the conflict diamond trade.
After finding out that she owned what was likely a conflict diamond, Anna-Mieke Anderson   (https://www.
Specifically, the loophole rests in the KPCS's definition of a conflict diamond, since it does not account for human-rights abuses occurring in diamond mines controlled by Angola's legitimate government.
In July 2000, the World Diamond Congress meeting in Antwerp passed a resolution to strengthen the industry's ability to block the trade of conflict diamond, The United Nations ultimately adopted the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme in 2002 to cut off the flow of conflict diamonds, help stabilize "fragile countries" and support their development through other means.
Yet that very specific definition of conflict diamond has caused a serious dilemma.
Civil war in Sierra Leone is over, but the repercussions of the conflict diamond trade remain.
The new film has aroused another storm of controversy, not least because in February 2006, Kago G Moshashane, the deputy secretary of Botswana's Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, and Eli Izhakoff, chairman of the World Diamond Council, sent a joint letter to Zwick asking the filmmaker to show how mine owners have acted against Sierra Leone's conflict diamond trade.
Though this private legal system operates successfully in downstream markets, such as New York's 47th Street, Richman asserts that it remains to be seen whether the Kimberly Process--another of the industry's instruments of self-governance--substantially can reduce the conflict diamond trade.
He noted his company's ongoing struggle to keep the image of its diamonds "untarnished" and "ethical" amid conflict diamond scandals.

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