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Title:Conflict diamonds 'alive and well': failing controls and the changing landscape of the global diamond economy
Author:Ylönen, Aleksi
Year:2012
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 1024-6029)
Volume:21
Issue:3
Pages:62-67
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Zimbabwe
Subjects:diamonds
diamond mining
international agreements
trade
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10246029.2012.685482
Abstract:The issue of conflict diamonds has received little attention since the early 2000s. However, the global checks put in place to restrict conflict diamonds entering the world market are increasingly hampered by both the lack of agreement on what constitutes a conflict diamond and the global diamond economy's shift towards Asia. This article explores the current state of conflict diamonds and the international landscape of ailing efforts aimed at reducing them. On the basis of the example of Zimbabwe, it shows how diverging interpretations of the rather narrow UN definition are at the heart of the rift among members of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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