Blood Diamond


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Blood Diamond

A diamond used to finance a war or rebellion. Blood diamonds are most common in Africa, where diamonds are plentiful and where there a great deal of conflict has taken place in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Trade in blood diamonds is illegal. In 2003, the United Nations put in place the Kimberley Process to certify diamonds as legitimate. Blood diamonds are also called conflict diamonds.
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That the blood diamond dovetails with Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee is a fun, intelligent bonus.
Once a stone is cut, it's difficult to show where it came from, and it's possible an unscrupulous merchant might claim stones from a blood diamond were in fact cut from certified non-conflict diamonds acquired legitimately.
This note will focus on the history of the blood diamond trade in three African countries: Angola, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe.
Inearly fell off my chair when I recently read the motion for a resolution of the six federal government parties, with the bold theory that the fight against blood diamonds has failed.
In June 1998, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed Resolution 1173 that identified, among other things, the use of diamonds (also called "blood diamonds") to fund armed conflicts between warring factions in Africa.
"Where it started for me was working behind the bar in Albert's Wine Bar in Dale End in the late 80s - watching people get gradually p***ed was a great education for an actor, because you got to observe people's behaviour in a pretty special way!" He recalled the impact Blood Diamond, which shows how the shadier end of the diamond trade fuelled wars and misery in Africa, had on audiences when it was released in 2006.
We demand that De Beers be instructed to remove this offensive blood diamond display immediately." (Translated from Arabic - see: Background In one of the most despicable example of gross human rights violations recorded during the three weeks of the attack, twenty one members of the Sammoni family - innocent and defenceless children, women and men - were killed by the Givati Brigade in a single incident.
The actor, 44, starred alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in 2006 war film Blood Diamond among his many roles on the big screen.
THE HAGUE: A 'blood diamond' expert and an account from a Sierra Leonean miner who said laughing rebels hacked off his hands and burned his family, opened the war crimes trial against Liberia's Charles Taylor yesterday.
The movie Blood Diamond portrays this plight by providing a graphic representation of the atrocities that occurred in Sierra Leone in the 1990s.
It started with campaigns encouraging consumers to buy non-conflict diamonds, popularized by the recent movie Blood Diamond.
As Blood Diamond portrays, during the 1990s diamond mines in Sierra Leone helped fund that nation's war and associated human misery.