Category Archives: Conflict Free

Kimberley Process Trust Issues

The Kimberley Process, of which Switzerland was a founding member, was established in 2003 by governments, industry and civil society to provide both jewelers and consumers with guarantees that their diamond purchases were not underwriting grave abuses, particularly by violent … Continue reading

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Conflicting Free Stories

Leaders in the diamond industry are reacting to recent events in Zimbabwe clearly illustrating the failure of the Kimberley Process, upon which the industry relies to prevent diamond sales from funding conflict. Recently it became clear that blood diamonds funding … Continue reading

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Globalized Diamond Hostages

Yet again, it appears that Africa’s vast mineral wealth is enriching everyone but Africans, who suffer in inverse proportion. Maguwu said: “To me it’s very clear the diamonds have been a curse to this country. They have been associated with … Continue reading

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2008 Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act

We are delighted to report that as of 29th September, the ’2008 Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act’ was adopted whereby both Burma Jadeite and Rubies can no longer be imported into the United States.’ A new U.S. Harmonized Tariff … Continue reading

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