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9 February 2005

Child and forced labour in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Child labour is widespread in Sierra Leone and law enforcement is weak. Several thousand children work in diamond mining, mainly boys, in an environment which closely resembles slave labour.

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9 February 2005
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Author: Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres [CIOSL]

El trabajo infantil está muy difundido en Sierra Leona y la ley no se aplica con rigor. En las minas de diamante trabajan varios miles de menores, principalmente varones, en condiciones que se asemejan muchísimo a la esclavitud.

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9 February 2005
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Author: Confédération Internationale des Syndicats Libres [CISL]

Le travail des enfants est extrêmement répandu au Sierra Leone et l’application de la législation est déficiente. Le rapport signale que plusieurs milliers d’enfants, dont une majorité de garçons, sont exploités dans des mines de diamant dans des...

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24 July 2006

Local Business, Local Peace: the Peacebuilding Potential of the Domestic Private Sector

Author: International Alert

Local Business, Local Peace presents more than 20 case studies of business actors taking steps to address violent conflict, including from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel and Palestine, Nepal, Somalia, South Caucasus...

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1 October 2006
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Author: International Alert

Local Business, Local Peace (Las empresas locales y la paz), pone de relieve el potencial que tiene el sector empresarial del país afectado para contribuir a forjar una paz duradera como parte de ese esfuerzo colectivo. Enfatiza que el sector...

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1 February 2007
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Author: International Alert

Entreprise Locale, Paix Locale souligne le potentiel du secteur privé national à contribuer à une paix durable, dans le cadre d'un tel effort collectif. Il y est démontré que les entreprises sont souvent étroitement liées à la dynamique de conflit, et...

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25 March 2007

Diamonds Move From Blood to Sweat and Tears [Sierra Leone]

Author: Lydia Polgreen, New York Times

Diamond mining in Sierra Leone is no longer the bloody affair made infamous by the...civil war...[Still, it] remains a grim business that brings the government far too little revenue to right the devastated country, yet feeds off the desperation of...

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14 December 2007

Sierra Leone halts mining after 2 die in diamond riots

Author: Katrina Manson, Reuters

Sierra Leone ordered the country's biggest diamond mine to suspend operations on Friday pending an investigation into riots in which two people died and several were hospitalised in the eastern mining town of Koidu. Police used tear gas and live...

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6 July 2009
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Author: IRIN News

Un rapport détaillant la gestion des ressources dans sept pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest a été rendu public le 2 juillet lors du l’inauguration de l’institut West Africa Resource Watch (WARW) à Dakar...En Afrique de l’ouest, la richesse tirée des ressources...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Regulating Private Security in Sierra Leone - PSCs in Sierra Leone Face Extensive Labor Regulation Issues [scroll to pg. 29]

Author: Ian M. Ralby, in Journal of International Peace Operations

Over half of the private security companies (PSCs) in Sierra Leone are operating without licenses and are therefore outside the law. Significant problems, particularly labor issues, plague the entire industry and impinge on the overall security of the...

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