The Kimberley Process is the method set up by the WDC, national governments and NGOs to try to prevent blood diamonds
- those used to fund conflicts - getting into international diamond markets.
77) To what extent has the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme been successful in curbing trade of blood diamonds
to fuel armed conflict in Angola, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe?
Through news reports and the film Blood Diamond
most people are aware of the trade in diamonds in order to support military conflict.
Campbell was summoned by prosecutors to support their allegations that Taylor received blood diamonds
from rebels in Sierra Leone and used them to buy weapons.
But Carole, who Naomi used to call her, 'surrogate mother', said the beauty and the beast were openly chatting about blood diamonds
over a dinner table surrounded by celebrities.
London-based human rights campaigners Global Witness claim weaknesses in the scheme allow the trade in blood diamonds
Ian Smillie, a Canadian expert on the international trade in blood diamonds
who lived in the mining district of eastern Sierra Leone, was the first witness to testify, telling the three-judge panel that diamonds fuelled the war in Sierra Leone.
That movie actually put a lot of wealthy people off blood diamonds
and Beyonce (who happens to be black) had to be bribed to put on the ice for an event.
Conflict diamonds, also called blood diamonds
because of the blood shed to get them, are not sold with tags identifying them as such.
Initially meant to be a conventional action adventure about two men searching for the same rare gem, director Edward Zwick decided it should evolve into an issue-based drama about the corrupting trade in conflict or blood diamonds
, the sale of which has been used to pay for arms in countries at war.
Human rights groups contend blood diamonds
currently fuel numerous conflicts and terrorist activities throughout the world.
Amnesty screened an unrelated docu on blood diamonds
, followed by a panel discussion.