The report details how Cameroon's failure to implement internal controls required by the Kimberley Process has led to smuggling of diamonds from CAR, corruption among officials charged with verifying origins of diamonds, and large shipments of embargoed conflict diamonds passing through Cameroon's transit hubs undeclared.
Russia Seeks to Lift Ban on 'Blood Diamonds' From African Ally
Dec 15, 2019 · "Russia is effectively saying the process has failed completely and is no longer of use," said Joanne Lebert, executive director of Impact, a Canada-based NGO that quit the Kimberley Process in 2017, arguing the certification process gave consumers false confidence that diamonds are coming from non-conflict areas.
Kimberley Process tackles definition of conflict diamonds
"I think the industry has expressed a clear and unambiguous position," said Stephane Fischler, Interim President of the World Diamond Council (WDC) the group that represents the interests of the international diamond industry within the Kimberley Process. "We support
Kimberley, city, diamond-mining centre, and capital of Northern Cape province, South Africa.It lies near the Free State province border. Founded after the discovery of diamonds on farms in the area in 186971, the mining camp of Kimberley grew as a result of the intensive digging of the diamond-bearing pipe at the hill called Colesberg Koppie.
Calleija are proud to say that we support the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and its extension to include cut diamonds under the System of Warranties. At Calleija we have subjected all of our diamond purchases to the System of Warranties since it was introduced in 2003. We focus on engaging long term and trusted suppliers of our
The larger issue at stake, however, is the degree to which the Kimberley Process places faith in its participants' ability to monitor themselves. Even if the CAR's status in the Kimberley Process remains unchanged, other participants may call for more efficient monitoring of internal controls within Bangui.
Diamonds Monitoring Ends for Zimbabwe, South Africa
Nov 30, 2012 · The Kimberley Process' plenary in Washington D.C. concluded today with the organization ending its monitoring on Zimbabwe and agreeing to add an administrative support team. Kimberley Process chair Gillian Milovanovic, who will step down as chair at the end of the year as the chairmanship transitions to South Africa on January 1, said that
The Kimberley Process Combatting Conflict Diamonds
"Recognizing ongoing serious concern about the direct link between the "rough diamonds" trade and armed conflict and the activities of rebel movements aimed at undermining legitimate Governments, the General Assembly today reaffirmed its strong and continuing support for the Kimberley Process and its related certification scheme aimed at
The Kimberley Process Is Going Nowhere. Should We Care?
Whatever happens with these proposals, odds are "all eyes" won't be on the KP. Once, it attracted fervent debate—and support—from the diamond trade. Now, it's just kind of there. Let's go back to when the Kimberley Process was first forged, in the summer of 2000.
In the event of non submission of stock or for action inconsistent with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme the UAE KP Office will hold the issuance/endorsement of KP Certificate till the submission is done by the individual/company. As of 1st Jan 2015, UAE KP Membership/Renewal charges AED 2020/- per annum (1st Jan 31st Dec)
Conflict Free Diamonds, What to Know When Buying a
The Kimberly Process. The Kimberley Process is an initiative that was launched in conjunction with the United Nations and the gemstone industry in an effort to rid the market of conflict diamonds, which have historically been used for the illicit funding of brutal wars.
requirements of the Kimberley Process General Assembly resolution 55/56 (1 Dec 2000) 2.Urges all States to support efforts of the diamond producing, processing, exporting and importing countries and the diamond industry to find ways to break the link between conflict diamonds and armed
Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition says mechanism's
Jun 17, 2019 · "Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses" As India prepares to host the last intersessional of the Kimberley Process (KP) reform cycle in Mumbai (17-21 June), the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) urges states to
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Fact Finding
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Fact Finding Mission By Abbey Chikane, KP Monitor for Marange, Zimbabwe 21 March 2010 reviewed by the Intersessional and Plenary of the Kimberley Process in 2010. To oversee and support the implementation of the joint work plan, Plenary resolved that a Kimberley Process Monitor for Zimbabwe (KP
Jul 31, 2003 · Rapaport News July 31, 2003 In recognition of the difficulties experienced by various Participants in implementing the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), Participants at the Special Plenary of the Kimberley Process held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 2830 April 2003, adopted an administrative decision on a final extension of the tolerance period within which, the list of
Cosmetics and synthetics Diamonds, reform, and the
Mar 07, 2019 · The challenge, however, is clear the longer the Kimberley Process and participating governments take to engage seriously on these issues, the more damage it—and they—will do to the industry they are supposed to protect and support. Ian Smillie was a founding participant in the creation of the Kimberley Process.
11. Conflict diamonds the De Beers Group and the Kimberley Process Andrew Bone I. Introduction UN Security Council Resolution 1173 The concept of 'conflict diamonds' stems from the conflict in Angola and the failure of the international community to bring a lasting settlement to the civil
as the Kimberley Process. The outcome was the Kimberley Process Certiﬁcation Scheme (KPCS) which aims to prevent conﬂict diamonds from entering the supply chain. The system is implemented by governments and tracks the export and import of shipments of legitimate rough diamonds between participating countries. To support it, the WDC also
The Kimberley Process, the fight against 'conflict
The Kimberley Process, the fight against 'conflict diamonds' The European Union is a major centre for diamond trade. Within the EU, Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002, as amended, sets out the criteria for importing or exporting rough diamonds in order to ensure adherence to the requirements of the 'Kimberley Process' (KP).
Ethical diamonds What Conscientious Consumers Need
Dec 05, 2019 · Regrettably, the Kimberley Process—and the mainstream diamond industry—has given consumers a false sense of security when it comes to ethically sourced diamonds. Diamonds certified as "conflict-free" by the Kimberley Process does not take those that have mined them, nor their surrounding communities and environments, into consideration.
FALSE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IN DIAMONDS Decline of Credibility in the Kimberley Process 3 However, while the KP may have restored consumer confidence—the scheme has failed to evolve and deal with new challenges. The KP must ensure the world's diamond supply chain is clean, legal, and does not contribute to armed conflict and human rights abuses,
Project MUSE The "Kimberley Process" Literary Gems
THE "KIMBERLEY PROCESS" NAMES THE FORMULA AGREED UPON—AND DISAGREED with—to determine the origin of diamonds on the world market and to create a "full-fledged, global diamond certification system." Why a certification system for these gems? Because what had come to be called "blood diamonds" and "conflict gems"—the minerals that were providing the financial support for
Kimberley Process Plenary Meeting Inaugurated In New Delhi
Nov 19, 2019 · Since the launch in 2003, the Kimberley Process has contributed towards peace, security and prosperity. India is one of the founding members of KP and is committed to keep this family together, and to take its mandate forward through inclusive, deliberative and consensus-based decision-making approach.
U.S. Government Role in Fighting the Conflict Diamond Trade
U.S. Government Role in Fighting the Conflict Diamond Trade you for inviting the Department of State to participate in this important hearing to discuss the role of U.S. agencies in fighting the conflict diamond trade. You asked the Department of State to address developments in the Kimberley Process and the potential effectiveness of the
THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS AT RISK 1 The Kimberley Process at Risk Summary The Kimberley Process has helped in combating the trade in conﬂict diamonds, also known as blood diamonds, but serious weaknesses remain.The United Nations has recently reported that a signiﬁcant volume of blood diamonds from Cote d'Ivoire is entering the legitimate trade.
Kimberley Process United to fight blood diamonds! Kimberley EC Chairmanship 2007 progress report. The European Commission is now half-way through its Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process (KP) in 2007. At the start of the year, the EC set two types of priorities for its Chairmanship
Kimberley Process Recommendations to the Kimberley
Jun 21, 2006 · The Kimberley Process brings together representatives of governments, the diamond industry and civil society. Since May 2000, Amnesty International together with other NGOs such as Global Witness, have been participating in the Kimberley Process.