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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights the human rights impacts of the relationship between PMSCs and the extractive sector

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Relationship between private military and security companies and the extractive industry from a human rights perspective. Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right...

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Article
4 September 2019

Zimbabwe: Govt. urged to legalise artisanal mining in the diamond sector to prevent fatalities

Author: Munyaradzi Goche, Radio VOP (Zimbabwe)

‘Govt must legalise informal diamond mining’ urges research think tank’ 29 August 2019...

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Article
29 July 2019

New paper on artisanal & small-scale mining: "Addressing Challenges in Global Supply Chains"

Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) produce a wide range of materials and fuels various industries. This includes jewellery production as well as the manufacturing of electronic devices, tech- nology and automobiles. However, due to the lack of ...

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Article
1 July 2019

Zimbabwe: US jeweller blacklists Zim diamonds from Manicaland’s Marange district over reports of human rights abuses

Author: Robert Tapfumaneyi, New Zimbabwe

‘Zim diamonds blacklisted, pressure group welcomes decision’ 27 June 2019...

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Article
24 June 2019

Advocacy groups suggest Zimbabwe diamonds classified as ‘conflict diamonds’ due to use of private security agencies to displace locals to pave way for mining

Author: New Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

‘Zim diamonds under spotlight’ 19 June 2019...

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Article
21 June 2019
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Author: RTBF (Belgique)

« Diamants de sang : les limites du Processus de Kimberley », 17 juin 2019...

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Article
17 June 2019

Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition says mechanism's mandate should include diamond violence and diamond revenue losses

Author: IPIS

"Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses"...

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Article
29 May 2019

Paper takes stock of EU progress on business & human rights since 2011

Author: European Commission

"Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsible Business Conduct, and Business & Human Rights - Overview of Progress", March 2019...

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Article
7 May 2019

Sierra Leone: Local population doesn't benefit from diamond industry due to corruption & smuggling, says analyst

Author: Julian Lahai Samboma, African Business Magazine

"Sierra Leone's diamond industry must be reformed", 3 May 2019....

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Article
22 March 2019

United Nations session to consider whether to classify Zimbabwean diamonds as conflict gems

Author: Bulawayo News24 (Zimbabwe)

“Zimbabwe diamonds to be classified as conflict gems” 15 March 2019...

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