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THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS

 

The Kimberley Process is an international initiative aimed at breaking the link between legitimate trade in diamonds and conflict diamonds. The Kimberley

Process was launched in May 2000 in the city of Kimberley, South Africa. It started out as a consultative process, later becoming a negotiating process which

culminated in the adoption of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). The KPCS sets an international benchmark for national certification

schemes to be implemented by each Participant country through national legislation.

 

Read More: http://www.kimberleyprocess.com (EN)

DIAMONDFACTS

 

Website launched by the World Diamond Council (WDC) which explains the conflict diamonds issue. The website, directed at professional retailers and

diamond dealers, provides information on conflict diamonds in a downloadable format which is designed to give activists a tool in dealing with questions.The

site offers information in 17 languages, including Arabic, French, German, Spanish and more.

 

Read More: http://diamondfacts.org (EN)

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT

 

The U.S. State Department’s dedicated website provides explanations on the Kimberley Process, conflict diamonds, news and FAQ. The website also details

applicable laws and regulations in the United States.

 

Read More: http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/diamonds/ (EN)

UNITED STATES KIMBERLEY PROCESS AUTHORITY (USKPA)

 

The website of the U.S. Kimberley Process authority is aimed at industry professionals and facilitates licensing, issues certificates and provides documentation

on behalf of the Kimberley Process. The site also contains links to publications about the Kimberley Process and conflict diamonds.

 

Read More: www.uskpa.org/ (EN)

GLOBAL WITNESS

 

This is the website of the non-governmental organization Global Witness, which was among the first to deal with the blood diamond issue, and even published

the first report on the subject. The organization has the goal of exposing corruption in the natural resources trade.

 

Read More: http://www.globalwitness.org/ (EN)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA

 

At the international human rights organization’s American website one can read the organization’s position paper on the Kimberley Process. The documentdetails the recommendations of the organization concerning blood diamonds, from the viewpoint of human rights, member states, as well as detailing variousaspects of the Kimberley Process

 

Read More: http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?lang=e&id=ENGPOL300572006 (EN)

 

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