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Kimberley Process Approves Marange Exports

Jewelry News | Tue, Jul 20, 2010

Countries belonging to the Kimberley Process, the international system created to stop the trade in conflict diamonds, have been deliberating for more than a month over whether to allow Zimbabwe to export diamonds from the valuable Marange diamond ...

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Farai Maguwu, Human Rights Advocate, Imprisoned by Zimbabwean Authorit…

Jewelry News | Mon, Jun 21, 2010

To advance our social mission at Brilliant Earth, we work closely with advocacy organizations in diamond-rich developing countries. Although we have always greatly admired the people who staff and lead these groups, we recently were reminded that ...

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Diamond Smuggling from Zimbabwe Forces Acknowledgment of KP Failures

Jewelry News | Tue, May 18, 2010

So far, in dealing with Zimbabwe’s shocking human rights violations, the approach of the Kimberley Process (KP) has been threefold: minimize Zimbabwe’s actions, slap the Zimbabwean government ever so lightly on the wrists, and then hope for the best. ...

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In Wake of Kimberley Process Decision, Zimbabwe Military Leaders Poise…

Jewelry News | Wed, Dec 30, 2009

When the Kimberley Process (KP) in early November chose not to suspend Zimbabwe for human rights abuses in the country’s diamond fields, the KP defended its decision on the grounds that the Zimbabwean government could be coaxed into cleaning up ...

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Kimberly Process Chooses Not to Suspend Zimbabwe

Jewelry News | Mon, Nov 9, 2009

Once again demonstrating its inadequacy at ensuring the ethical mining of diamonds, the Kimberley Process (KP) has opted to let Zimbabwe off the hook for grave human rights abuses taking place in the country’s mining fields. Those abuses are ...

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The Kimberley Process Fails Badly in Zimbabwe

Jewelry News | Wed, Sep 30, 2009

Since 2008, Zimbabwe has been a major perpetrator of grave diamond-related human rights abuses, including numerous accounts of robbery, rape, and murder. We, at Brilliant Earth, are appalled by these events, as well as the failure of the KP (KP) and ...

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Kimberley Process Team Investigates Zimbabwe

Jewelry News | Wed, Jul 22, 2009

In response to ongoing reports of government corruption and human rights abuses in Zimbabwe’s diamond fields, a Kimberley Process review team has recently visited the country to assess its diamond industry first-hand. After a week-long ...

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Zimbabwe Minister Faces Questions on Mass Graves

Jewelry News | Tue, Apr 7, 2009

  In November, the Zimbabwe government massacred illegal diamond miners who had taken to the diamond fields to alleviate their desperate poverty. An estimated 140 miners were killed in the brutal raids. Zimbabwean parliamentarians will now ...

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PAC Wants Zimbabwe Expelled from Kimberley Process

Jewelry News | Wed, Mar 11, 2009

International calls to expel Zimbabwe from the UN’s Kimberley Process have become increasingly urgent. The organization Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) has initiated a campaign to expel Zimbabwe from the Kimberley Process as evidence mounts ...

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Zimbabwe’s Soldiers Looting Diamonds

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 30, 2009

Following the Zimbabwean government’s recent violent removal of illegal miners in the country’s diamond fields, the soldiers sent to carry out the horrific purge have now themselves moved in to the diamond fields to continue the looting. ...

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