Subsequently, the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a multi-national diamond trade regulation system mandating certificates of origin, went into effect in 2003.'0 The Kimberley Process is a direct result of strides made by the diamond industry, NGOs, and …

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The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which regulates the world trade in rough diamonds, is the only thing standing between the industry and a return to blood diamonds. And it is failing, according to the 2009 edition of Partnership Africa Canada's Diamonds and …

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The Kimberley Process was created to end the phenomenon of conflict diamonds, and to prevent it from returning. Ending conflict diamonds meant ending the conflicts they fuelled and the human rights horrors that were the sub-text of those conflicts. The Kimberley Process also aimed to …

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exploit loopholes in the system (Haufler, 2009, 2010). The Kimberley Process represents one of the most interesting recent innovations in conflict pre-vention. In this article, I discuss the movement to create a system to control the diamond trade, and the extent to which it may be a model for other efforts

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In the past decades, private actors have become key actors in regulation and enforcement of various forms of trade. In this paper, we focus on the role of private actors in the regulation of the trade in diamonds and caviar. We examine the stages of calling for additional regulation; setting regulatory requirements; and determining and effectuating compliance mechanisms.

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The diamond industry has a certification process to assure buyers their gems aren't involved in violence: the Kimberley Process. But the certification has loopholes …

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Civil society groups continue to remain gravely concerned about the loopholes that threaten the effectiveness and the credibility of the Kimberley Process and are pressing for the adoption of regular reviews to assess how each country's laws and regulations are working in practice to halt conflict diamond trading. This would involve carrying out review missions to each participant once every ...

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diamond smuggling and as conflict diamonds from West Africa are reaching the international diamond marketplace. Credible reports of illegal diamond trafficking from Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and Ivory Coast clearly highlight the loopholes in the Kimberley Process, the government-run diamond certification scheme designed to eliminate the trade

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Jun 05, 2013· The Zimbabwean government found the loophole. The Kimberley Process was established in 2003 to stop people being murdered so that doting boyfriends can get on one knee and offer their blushing ...

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The Kimberley Process definition has enabled a 99 percent clean diamond industry to exist largely because the real violence of the industry is whitewashed, ignored, or excluded entirely from the framework—the criminal portion of which continues to exist entirely on the periphery. ... given the abuses and the loopholes that have clearly ...

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The Kimberley Process (KP) is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against ...

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Africa: Conflict Diamonds Getting Through Loopholes in Kimberley Process - Oppenheimer ... Of course the Kimberley Process is an astonishing achievement with a …

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Dec 06, 2006· This paper contains an update on developments since Amnesty International's previous Kimberley Process position paper of 21 June 2006 (AI Index: POL 30/124/2006); including the outcome of the Kimberley Process plenary meeting held in Botswana in November 2006; together with Amnesty International's recommendations to Kimberley Process participants.

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The Kimberley Process (KP) is a multilateral trade regime established in 2003 with the goal of preventing the flow of conflict diamonds. The core of this regime is the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) under which States implement safeguards on shipments of rough diamonds and certify them as "conflict free".

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The Guardian reported that under the Kimberley Process, conflict diamonds are defined as diamonds "sold by a rebel group to wage war against a government." However, Human Rights Watch believes ...

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The Kimberley Process has been quite successful and the absolute number of conflict diamonds entering the market was reduced. However, after almost 10 years of existence of the organization the issue of blood diamonds is still prevalent and there is much criticism about it.

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The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent "conflict diamonds" from entering the mainstream rough diamond market by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report.The process was set up "to ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies …

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The Kimberley Process was having a real impact, sending a clear signal that governments, industry and civil society required that the global trade in rough diamonds be conducted in an open and ...

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Jun 04, 2020· The NGOs themselves have called the Kimberley Process "full of loopholes" as well as "ineffective," "corrupted" and "fundamentally flawed." And that was in 2006. Now, these are some legitimate critiques here. But in the end, they don't tell the story of the KP.

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Mar 14, 2017· The Kimberley Process does almost nothing to stop violence, worker exploitation, and environmental harm tied to diamond mining. – Brilliant Earth. The Loopholes: The Kimberley Process ONLY applies to rough batches of diamonds and not individually cut diamonds.

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Jul 05, 2007· Clearly the Kimberley Process regulatory system is not yet rigorous enough. As an unpublished briefing paper from Partnership Africa Canada makes clear, if the KPCS is not strengthened, the loopholes that currently permit illicit diamonds of various sorts into the market could facilitate a resurgence of the trade in conflict diamonds and of the ...

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While acknowledging the progress made in regulating "conflict diamond" trade thanks to the Kimberley Process, this Global Witness report points out some important loopholes in the diamond certification scheme. The lack of strong actions to strengthen the process and to respond to illicit diamond trade puts at stake the credibility of the Kimberley Process, the organization says.

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The Kimberley Process claims to have solved the problem of conflict diamonds, but it systematically ignores human rights abuses, worker exploitation, and environmental degradation. It does not require diamonds to be traced to their mine of origin, allowing smuggled diamonds to obtain "conflict free" certification and enter world markets.

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The Kimberley Process (KP) was originally established to tackle the problem of 'conflict diamonds'. The paper points out, however, that the Kimberley Process may have to stretch beyond conflict diamonds to include all rough diamonds in order to be an effective mechanisms, as there are currently too many loopholes in the system.

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The industry is represented in the Kimberley Process by the World Diamond Council, which has for years been too quick to make a deal, to compromise, to try to smooth things over, to promise that "it is getting better" when it clearly is not. The Civil Society Coalition (now minus Global Witness), has this week issued a new demand for reform.

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5 Loopholes in the Kimberley Process unwilling to contribute the resources needed to adequately fund these efforts. This has meant that the Kimberley Process data has its limitations; for example, it only shows trade between KP participating countries and fails to show leakages in the system. Given these limitations and growing

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What is the Kimberley Process? The Kimberley Process (KP) unites administrations, civil societies, and industry in reducing the flow of conflict diamonds - 'rough diamonds used to finance wars against governments' - around the world.

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Jun 21, 2006· That process came to be called the "Kimberley Process", named after a meeting in Kimberley, South Africa, in 2000 where several diamond producing states first met to address the issue of conflict diamonds. ... The Kimberley Process brings together representatives of governments, the diamond industry and civil society. ... This creates loopholes ...

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