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The illicit trade in diamonds has funded wars and human rights abuses for decades. Global Witness was the first organisation to bring this issue to the world’s attention. Despite positive steps, the links between diamonds and abuse will only be fully broken when all companies involved in the trade change their behaviour.

  • Article | February 21, 2020

    Stones, seed and suffrage

    Revenues from a diamond company jointly owned by Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU PF, and the Central Intelligence Organisation may have been used to buy cotton seed for distribution in rural areas in the run up to the 2013 elections
    Robert Mugabe, hands out maize seed to a Zanu PF supporter
  • Press Release | July 11, 2019

    Open letter to the Responsible Jewellery Council

    The Responsible Jewellery Council’s new standard requiring supply chain due diligence by all its members is a step forward for responsible sourcing in the jewellery industry, but significant gaps remain.
    Diamond ring stock image



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