Global Witness abandons Kimberley Process

Global Witness – one of the key INGOs involved in trying to stem the flow of blood diamonds has pulled the plug. Is the KP dead? Perhaps a more relevant question is: was it ever alive?

“Nearly nine years after the Kimberley Process was launched, the sad truth is that most consumers still cannot be sure where their diamonds come from”, Global Witness founding director Charmian Gooch told BBC World Service’s World Business Report.

“The scheme has failed three tests”, she says.

BBC News – Global Witness leaves Kimberley Process diamond scheme


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