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Diamond industry fails to clean up its act | Amnesty

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 diamond

Conflict Diamonds Amnesty International Usa

08052016· World Diamond Council Measure to Fight Conflict Diamonds, addresses the General Assembly’s action Amnesty International/USA, and Physicians for Human Rights and staff from the Congressional office of Tony Hall

Amnesty International USA: Jennifer Connelly on Diamonds

30112006· PSA from Jennifer Connelly imploring consumers to buy conflict free diamonds this holiday season

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decreased, the problem of conflict diamonds hasn’t gone away Diamonds mined in rebelheld areas in Côte d’Ivoire, a West African country in the midst of a volatile conflict, are reaching the international diamond market Conflict diamonds from Liberia are also being smuggled into neighboring countries and exported as part

Blood Diamonds are still a reality | Amnesty International

25012007· Blood Diamonds are still a reality | Amnesty International Research Document Armed Conflict

Companies must not profit from blood diamonds |

30092015· There is a high risk that the country’s biggest buyer of diamonds during the conflict, Sodiam, which has amassed a 60,000 carat diamond stockpile worth US$7 million, has purchased and is still purchasing diamonds that have financed the antibalaka, the report said

Blood Diamonds are still a reality Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL External Document Blood Diamonds are still a reality Conflict or blood diamonds fuel conflict, civil wars and human rights abuses They have been responsible for funding recent conflicts in Africa which resulted in the death and displacement of millions of people During these conflicts,

Conflict Diamonds: The Problem Persists Despite Progress

05072007· Conflict diamonds are officially defined by the United Nations as diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and that are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments A more rigorous definition developed by NGOs includes diamonds used to purchase weapons which fuel abuses against civilians

Oil, Gas and Mining Industries – Amnesty International USA

May 19, 2017 Extracting Resources Fueling Abuses Oil, gas and mining industry operations too often go hand in hand with allegations of human rights abuses Extracting resources can contaminate the land, water and air affecting health and livelihoods Local people are often excluded from economic benefits

Amnesty International USA Human Rights Organization

The Polk County attorney in Iowa, USA, should immediately drop the spurious criminal charges against Des Moines Register journalist Andrea Sahouri, who was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020 simply for doing her job as a reporter, Amnesty International said today

Diamond industry fails to clean up its act | Amnesty

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 diamond

Amnesty warns that 'conflict diamonds' evade US

[JURIST] Amnesty International has issued a Valentine's Day warning [AI press release] that "conflict diamonds," gems whose sale finances war, terrorism, and human rights abuses, are still being imported into the US due to loopholes in Customs procedures The 2003 Clean Diamond Trade Act [PDF] prohibits most imports that do not comply with the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, but Amnesty

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decreased, the problem of conflict diamonds hasn’t gone away Diamonds mined in rebelheld areas in Côte d’Ivoire, a West African country in the midst of a volatile conflict, are reaching the international diamond market Conflict diamonds from Liberia are also being smuggled into neighboring countries and exported as part

Amnesty International USA Feature on Conflict

28102006· Amnesty International USA has a feature on their Web site about conflict diamonds from West Africa There is currently a multimillion dollar diamond trade that is built on the murder, torture and forced amputation of limbs of thousands of innocent civiliansA quote from the site:“In many African countries, including Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic

BLOOD DIAMOND Amnesty International USA

issue of conflict diamonds, please visit the following websites: Amnesty International: Blood Diamond – http://wwwamnestyusa/blooddiamond Global Witness: Diamond Campaign – http://wwwglobalwitness/campaigns/diamonds/ If you have questions or would like additional support, please contact the Human Rights

Blood Diamonds are still a reality Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL External Document Blood Diamonds are still a reality Conflict or blood diamonds fuel conflict, civil wars and human rights abuses They have been responsible for funding recent conflicts in Africa which resulted in the death and displacement of millions of people During these conflicts,

‘Blood Diamond’ Funding Abuse and Conflict in CAR

‘Blood Diamond’ Funding Abuse and Conflict in CAR – Amnesty International International human rights group, Amnesty International has published a report documenting the supply chain of diamond from the Central African Republic (CAR) to traders in European and Asian markets In the report, Armnesty International calls on the government of the CAR to confiscate all diamonds held by

Cutting the link between diamonds and human

It is clear that some actors in this discussion have strong commercial interests in how the trade is structured and regulated, including the question of handling existing stockpiles of diamonds However, for Amnesty International the priority issue must be urgent and effective action to break the link between diamonds and human rights abuses In particular there is a need to ensure effective

Can the EU revive a troubled scheme against conflict

Participants now claim to prevent 998 percent of the worldwide trade in “conflict diamonds,” defined as “rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate

Contact Us – Amnesty International USA

Amnesty International USA Headquarters 311 W 43 rd Street, 7 th Floor New York, NY 10036 Phone: (212) 8078400 Fax: (212) 6271451 Washington National Office 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20003 Phone: (202) 5440200 Fax: (202) 5467142 Midwest Regional Office One North LaSalle Street Suite 875 Chicago, IL 60602 Northeast Regional Office

Amnesty warns that 'conflict diamonds' evade US

[JURIST] Amnesty International has issued a Valentine's Day warning [AI press release] that "conflict diamonds," gems whose sale finances war, terrorism, and human rights abuses, are still being imported into the US due to loopholes in Customs procedures The 2003 Clean Diamond Trade Act [PDF] prohibits most imports that do not comply with the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, but Amnesty

Amnesty warns of conflict diamond stockpile in CAfrica

30092015· Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the Central African Republic to confiscate and sell diamonds amassed by traders worth millions that could be fuelling militia violence and child labour Huge stockpiles of possible conflict diamonds could end up on the global market when a ban on exports from the country is lifted, the rights group said in a report Researchers also documented a string of human rights abuses in CAR diamond

CONFLICT DIAMONDS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Amnesty International, and Oxfam, as well as diamond industry representatives such as the World Diamond Council, no one could have authorized the participants to enact legislation and no one did Nevertheless, the agreement has the force of law The nations involved have begun implementing it, issuing directives and

CSRWire Consumers Should Demand ConflictFree

Global Witness was conominated 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 Prizewinning grassroots activist organization with more than 18 million members worldwide Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on

World Hunger Notes Conflict Daimonds: Jewelers

Diamonds have fuelled conflicts in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, destroying nations and costing millions of lives" Amnesty International and Global Witness sent letters to 85 major diamond jewelry retailers and Amnesty International activists visited 579 stores in the US

‘Blood Diamond’ Funding Abuse and Conflict in CAR

‘Blood Diamond’ Funding Abuse and Conflict in CAR – Amnesty International International human rights group, Amnesty International has published a report documenting the supply chain of diamond from the Central African Republic (CAR) to traders in European and Asian markets In the report, Armnesty International calls on the government of the CAR to confiscate all diamonds held by

In most likelihood, it’s a Blood Diamond on your finger

Despite the conflict and ban on exports, Amnesty International witnessed that diamond miningsites are still functional at most diamond centers in CAR The UN Panel of Experts in its October 2014 report presented satellite images of SamOuandja, an area associated with Seleka forces control, highlighting the rapid increase of rough diamond production in the area, in the preceding months

Blood Diamond English bibliographies Cite This For Me

07032015· Intext: (Conflict Diamonds, 2015) Your Bibliography: Amnesty International USA 2015 Conflict Diamonds [online] Available at: <http://wwwamnestyusa/ourwork/issues/businessandhumanrights/oilgasandminingindustries/conflictdiamonds> [Accessed 7 March 2015]

Can the EU revive a troubled scheme against conflict

Participants now claim to prevent 998 percent of the worldwide trade in “conflict diamonds,” defined as “rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate

What Does Your Cell Phone Have to Do with Armed

25072013· Amnesty International USA and Public Citizen (which provided us with pro bono counsel) are celebrating a human rights victory: a federal district court upheld the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s “conflict minerals rule” requiring corporations reporting to the SEC to investigate and publicly disclose whether their sourcing practices finance armed groups in the DRC