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The Kimberley Process 10 years on - watch our presentation The Zimbabwe authorities should immediately release Farai Maguwu, a prominent activist who reported abuses in Zimbabwe's notorious Marange diamond fields, the... read more
Final statement from Kimberley Process Meeting in Tel Aviv  The Kimberley Process 10 years on - has it worked? Watch our presentation  Zimbabwe's Zanu PF political and military elite are seeking to capture... read more
State-sponsored violence and human rights abuses are still taking place in the diamond fields of eastern Zimbabwe, in contrast to claims made in a leaked report from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme monitor,... read more
Read this release in Arabic Satellite evidence obtained by campaign group Global Witness suggests an area in the far north of Darfur in Sudan is being explored for oil. Darfur, a region roughly the size of Spain, has... read more
Update here Civil Society organisations, including Global Witness, Human Rights Watch, and Partnership Africa Canada, today condemned the state-sponsored harassment and intimidation of a Zimbabwean non-governmental... read more
Delegates from the UN Security Council visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo today and tomorrow must act decisively to prevent natural resources fuelling conflict, said campaign group Global Witness. For over 12... read more
Zimbabwe must not resume diamond exports from its troubled Marange diamond fields without prior permission from the Kimberley Process certification scheme, warned Global Witness today following a ruling by the... read more
The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned a 2008 ruling by the Court of Appeal which cleared businessman Guus Kouwenhoven of charges of involvement in illegal arms deals and war crimes during the civil war in Liberia... read more
Former rebels from the Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP) have established mafia-style extortion rackets covering some of the most lucrative tin and tantalum mining areas in the eastern Democratic... read more
Diamonds mined illegally in conflict zones are still finding their way onto the international market and being sold in cities such as London, New York and Paris. The continued existence of so-called ‘blood diamonds'... read more
The lack of a coherent and committed international approach to tackling the role of natural resources in conflict is costing lives in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and heightening the risk of further unrest in... read more
A fair and transparent arrangement for sharing and monitoring the revenues from Sudan's oil fields is critical to preventing a return to war between the north and south, said campaign group Global Witness today, ahead... read more
Global Witness and Sherpa, along with Greenpeace France, Amis de la Terre, and a prominent Liberian activist, have lodged a complaint before the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Nantes against Dalhoff, Larsen and... read more
Global Witness and Sherpa invite you to the press launch of a legal complaint which has been lodged before a Public Prosecutor in France against a French timber company. The launch will take place on 18 November,... read more
  The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme failed to reach a consensus to suspend Zimbabwe at this week's Plenary meeting in Namibia, in spite of evidence of serious non-compliance with the... read more
The Kimberley Process 10 years on - watch our presentation The Zimbabwe authorities should immediately release Farai Maguwu, a prominent activist who reported abuses in Zimbabwe's notorious Marange diamond fields, the... read more
Final statement from Kimberley Process Meeting in Tel Aviv  The Kimberley Process 10 years on - has it worked? Watch our presentation  Zimbabwe's Zanu PF political and military elite are seeking to capture... read more
State-sponsored violence and human rights abuses are still taking place in the diamond fields of eastern Zimbabwe, in contrast to claims made in a leaked report from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme monitor,... read more
Read this release in Arabic Satellite evidence obtained by campaign group Global Witness suggests an area in the far north of Darfur in Sudan is being explored for oil. Darfur, a region roughly the size of Spain, has... read more
Update here Civil Society organisations, including Global Witness, Human Rights Watch, and Partnership Africa Canada, today condemned the state-sponsored harassment and intimidation of a Zimbabwean non-governmental... read more
Delegates from the UN Security Council visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo today and tomorrow must act decisively to prevent natural resources fuelling conflict, said campaign group Global Witness. For over 12... read more
Zimbabwe must not resume diamond exports from its troubled Marange diamond fields without prior permission from the Kimberley Process certification scheme, warned Global Witness today following a ruling by the... read more
The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned a 2008 ruling by the Court of Appeal which cleared businessman Guus Kouwenhoven of charges of involvement in illegal arms deals and war crimes during the civil war in Liberia... read more
Former rebels from the Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP) have established mafia-style extortion rackets covering some of the most lucrative tin and tantalum mining areas in the eastern Democratic... read more
Diamonds mined illegally in conflict zones are still finding their way onto the international market and being sold in cities such as London, New York and Paris. The continued existence of so-called ‘blood diamonds'... read more
The lack of a coherent and committed international approach to tackling the role of natural resources in conflict is costing lives in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and heightening the risk of further unrest in... read more
A fair and transparent arrangement for sharing and monitoring the revenues from Sudan's oil fields is critical to preventing a return to war between the north and south, said campaign group Global Witness today, ahead... read more
Global Witness and Sherpa, along with Greenpeace France, Amis de la Terre, and a prominent Liberian activist, have lodged a complaint before the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Nantes against Dalhoff, Larsen and... read more
Global Witness and Sherpa invite you to the press launch of a legal complaint which has been lodged before a Public Prosecutor in France against a French timber company. The launch will take place on 18 November,... read more
  The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme failed to reach a consensus to suspend Zimbabwe at this week's Plenary meeting in Namibia, in spite of evidence of serious non-compliance with the... read more
Click here to read the report. Global Witness and Integrity Watch Afghanistan today called on the Afghan government – and candidates in the country’s Presidential election – to commit to stronger protections against... read more
Version française ici According to a former partner at Ernst & Young, the global accountancy firm turned a blind eye when a report of major audit failures at Dubai’s biggest gold refinery went unpublished. A Global... read more
War and the militarisation of mining in eastern congo - a report by Global Witness July 2009   Read the report   Press Release and Audio   Press Release - Global Witness uncovers foreign companies’ links... read more
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