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15 Oct 2019

Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition's report raises serious allegation of human rights abuse; incl. co non-response

A report recently published by the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition alleges that up to today brutal human rights abuses, including killings, torture and sexual violence, continue to occur in certain diamond mining areas on the African continent and beyond, affecting both artisanal and industrial production. Moreover, some corporate miners are alleged to be harming local community livelihoods as a result of unmitigated environmental damage coming from their operations, including water, air and noise pollution. Meanwhile, other actors are alleged to be undermining the development potential of diamonds for those countries that rightly stand to benefit from them. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre approached the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company, Namakwa Diamonds and Anjin Investments to respond to the allegations raised in the report, but did not receive a response.

Company Responses

Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)

No Response

Anjin (joint venture Anhui Foreign Economic Construction, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation & Govt. of Zimbabwe)

No Response