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Diamond industry fails to clean up ... - Amnesty International

Amnesty International. Enough Project. Global Witness. Human Rights Watch. IMPACT. Background. The Kimberley Process's narrow definition of a conflict diamond is one of the major loopholes of the certification scheme, meaning that it does not address the much broader range of human rights concerns that continue to be associated with the ...

Peace Diamonds

Conflict diamonds or "blood diamonds" are "rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to finance armed conflicts aimed at undermining legitimate governments." 2 Amnesty International reports that warlords and rebels used billions of dollars of profits from the sale of diamonds to buy weapons used in the recent wars in Angola, the Congo, and Sierra Leone.

Articles and Resources on Conflict Diamonds – JCK

The value of "conflict diamonds" as a percentage of total production is small—only four percent by the industry's estimates, and slightly higher by some other estimates. ... Hall and several NGOs—including Amnesty International USA and Christian humanitarian group World Vision—announced a "consumer campaign" that would include ...

What are Blood Diamonds? - Justice British Designer Jewellery

Amnesty International USA is proud to announce its support of the film Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Edward Zwick. Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, it tells the story of two African men whose fates become intertwined in a quest to recover a rare pink diamond that ...

NGO Opinions and Initiatives on Diamonds in Conflict

Amnesty International, Global Witness and other NGOs active in stopping the proliferation of "conflict diamonds" deem the decision in the World Diamond Congress as a good first step. Yet there is a long road ahead. (Diamonds.net )

Sherine Tadros - Head of New York (UN) Office - Amnesty ...

Before joining Amnesty International in August 2016 as Head of the UN Office in New York, Sherine was a senior international correspondent and anchor for Sky News and Al Jazeera English covering ...

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Amnesty International USA's Day of Action on Conflict Diamonds on 18 September 2004 when Amnesty members visited US stores across the country to ask about their policies to combat conflict diamonds. The advisory stated that "it is imperative to respond promptly to questions from NGOs, media, or consumers about conflict diamonds, as well as ...

New survey shows US jewelry retailers are not doing enough ...

Blood diamonds have fuelled conflict in Angola, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Liberia, leading to millions of deaths and egregious human rights abuses. "Americans buy half of the diamond jewelry sold worldwide-$33 billion a year in U.S. sales," said Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

CSRWire - Consumers Should Demand Conflict-Free Diamonds ...

Global Witness was co-nominated for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for its leading work on conflict diamonds and awarded the Gleitsman Foundation prize for international activism in May 2005. Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International ...

Conflict Diamonds or Illicit Diamonds: Should the ...

Conflict Diamonds or Illicit Diamonds: Should the Difference Matter to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme ... ENGUSA20070222002 (quoting Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA). NATURAL RESOURCES JOURNAL. Diamonds also show up in popular culture. They have been given the slang

Amnesty International USA | Amnesty International USA

Amnesty is mounting a massive emergency response and we need your help. Urge the White House to ensure that vulnerable Afghans are evacuated to safety ASAP, and that emergency funding is earmarked for humanitarian response.

Conflict Diamond Essay Sample | 123HelpMe.org

Indeed, conflict diamonds lead to violence from either the rebel groups or the governments and army (Amnesty International USA, 2016). Environmental Devastation. Mining of the conflict diamonds leads to devastation of ecology. Most countries and areas where the conflict diamonds come from are not regulated and have an inadequate planning.

global witness Conflict Diamonds

Witness (GW) and Amnesty International USA (AI USA) 2007 survey evaluating the US diamond jewelry retail sector's implementation of a self-regulation to combat blood diamonds and to support the Kimberley Process, the government-run international diamond certification scheme aimed at preventing the trade in conflict diamonds.

Companies Must Not Profit From Blood ... - Amnesty USA

Before the conflict, diamonds represented half the country's exports. "If companies have bought blood diamonds, they must not be allowed to profit from them," said Lucy Graham, Legal Adviser in Amnesty International's Business and Human Rights Team.

Citations - The Blood Flows - Google Search

This website was created to raise awareness of a drastic issue: the illicit, immoral, and inhumane practice of blood diamond production and the treatment of its miners.

Diamonds.net - Amnesty International Reports on Blood ...

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 was conducted in the CAR, neighboring countries and...

Blood Diamonds & Violence in Africa | Brilliant Earth

Amnesty International. Conflict Diamonds. YouTube. Blood Diamond (movie trailer) Back to Top. Violence by Governments. Diamond mining is plagued by shocking violence, from killings to sexual violence to torture. Often, rebel groups are responsible for this violence. But governments and mining companies also commit atrocities in Africa's diamond ...

Déjà Vu : diamond industry still failing ... - amnesty.org

Amnesty International 18 October 2004 AI Index: POL 34/008/2004 the major American jewellery trade association with over 10,000 members, sent an advisory on 12 September 2004 to its members before Amnesty International USA's Day of Action on Conflict Diamonds on 18 September 2004 when Amnesty members visited

Diamonds Last Forever, Humans Rights Abuses Must Not: 4 ...

Contributed by Amnesty USA's Angola Country Specialist Paula Paixao. Amnesty is urging the Angolan government drop all charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. Rafael's work is seen as a potential threat to the security of the regime.

Case illustration: conflict diamonds - NGOs and Corporations

International advocacy NGOs, such as Global Witness and Amnesty International, are at the forefront of stemming the flow of conflict diamonds. Relationships between corporations and NGOs in this capacity gradually developed from adversarial to collaborative. Global Witness initially waged a negative relationship with Tiffany & Co. by protesting ...

Amnesty International: Failed Methodology, Corruption, and ...

Amnesty International is perhaps the most prestigious international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to furthering human rights. Amnesty's campaigns and publications are quoted by political leaders, journalists, diplomats, and academics. Yet, despite Amnesty's influence, critical analysis of the organization and its activities ...

How to avoid 'Conflict Diamonds' - PriceScope

4. Buy KP certified diamonds. The Kimberley Process is a system developed by the diamond industry to address this very issue and was adopted by the United Nations in 2003. It's 'voluntary' up to the point the diamonds cross international borders. …

Blood diamonds – Early Engagements

Blood diamonds originate from war torn regions and finance conflict in these areas. Blood diamonds "have funded brutal conflicts in Africa that have resulted in the death and displacement of millions of people." (Global Witness 2006), causing immigration and refugee crisis'. Although there have been international efforts to insure transparency in the diamond supply chain, blood…

Conflict diamonds are fewer in number, but not gone - nj.com

Conflict diamonds, as defined by the United Nations, originate in areas controlled by rebel forces and are used to fund opposition to legitimate governments. ... a policy director at Amnesty ...

Business & Human Rights: Diamond industry

USA - Statement on the Clean Diamond Act - Amnesty International welcomes the passage today of legislation to combat the trade in conflict diamonds. This legislation will cut funding for terror, conflict and human rights violations by tens of millions of dollars while protecting legitimate trade from diamond-producing countries.

ASA Refuses to Investigate DeBeers' Claim that Diamonds ...

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have published reports scathingly critical of the KP's failure to outlaw diamonds that fund government violence. Then Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that the only way Israel can ensure …

The US Diamond Sector - Global Witness

On Valentines Day 2006 Global Witness and Amnesty International produced a short guide on conflict diamonds for consumers in the US and globally.The guide tells shoppers what they need to know about the trade in conflict diamonds and the questions they need to ask jewellery retailers to try and ensure the diamonds they buy are conflict-free.14 ...

campaigns - framnesty

Through this campaign, AIUSA is focusing on encouraging the United States to lead efforts to establish strict guidelines on the international transfer of small arms and light weapons (ai:usa). Conflict Diamonds: To many people, diamonds symbolize love, happiness or wealth. However, for many others, they mean conflict, misery and poverty.

Engagement Rings: Conflict-Free Diamonds

Amnesty International UK publishes a guide to buying diamonds that explains how you can avoid purchasing conflict diamonds. Don't miss a section called "What the diamond industry has agreed to do" to ensure your dealer is adhering to the rules.

conflict diamonds – Early Engagements

Governments need to give more autonomy to the KPCS to take decisive action against the illegal trade of diamonds. "Statistics and occurrences of illicit diamond trade need to be published and governments need to have increased oversight of the diamond industry." (AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION PROGRAM 2006).