However, due to the growing awareness of conflict diamonds
and the travesties their acquisition has caused, some diamond retailers now provide a guarantee that their diamonds are conflict-free.
Clean Diamond Trade Act was signed into law to implement the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme and sever tie link between conflict diamonds
and the U.
The new film has aroused another storm of controversy, not least because in February 2006, Kago G Moshashane, the deputy secretary of Botswana's Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, and Eli Izhakoff, chairman of the World Diamond Council, sent a joint letter to Zwick asking the filmmaker to show how mine owners have acted against Sierra Leone's conflict diamond
Warns Richman: "There is a real danger that this process that is intended to stop conflict diamonds
can instead allow a monopolist like De Beers to strengthen its control over the global supply.
However, until the shock of September 11 (2001), conflict diamonds
caused little concern in the West.
Many of these terrible conflicts have been financed by the selling of conflict diamonds
22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Oscar night ceremony drawing renewed attention to blood diamonds, a new survey by Amnesty International USA and Global Witness shows the $33 billion-a-year American jewelry retail industry is failing to take adequate measures to help consumers avoid conflict diamonds
The Kimberley Process, launched in January 2003, is an international diamond certification system to eradicate the trade in conflict diamonds
This small percentage is no cause for dismissal; the very existence of conflict diamonds
is continued cause for global alarm.
He said that he was not going "to allow conflict diamonds
to sully our reputation.
RETAILERS aren't doing enough to prevent customers buying conflict diamonds
, a new report says.
Anneke Galama of Fatal Transactions, a non-government group that lobbies for the fair distribution of profits from Afri-ca'snaturaresources, said the case also was a landmark in the fight against conflict diamonds