Zimbabwe

In 2011, when the Kimberley Process (KP) certified diamonds linked to the killing of over 200 diamond miners by security forces in Zimbabwe, a key participant NGO, Global Witness, withdrew from the KP scheme stating:

“the KP’s refusal to evolve and address the clear links between diamonds, violence and tyranny has rendered it increasingly outdated.”

The impoverished Zimbabwean population had billions of dollars worth of diamonds looted and siphoned off by powerful elites and yet the Kimberley Process failed to act.

Zimbabwe

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