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The lion that didn't roar : can the Kimberley Process stop the blood diamonds trade? /

Nigel Davidson.

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Author: Davidson, Nigel
Published: Acton, ACT : Australian National University Press, [2016]
Topics: Conflict diamonds - Africa. | Diamond mines and mining - Africa. | Diamond industry and trade - Africa. | Diamond industry and trade - Corrupt practices - Africa. | Diamond industry and trade - Social aspects - Africa. | Non-governmental organizations. | Human rights - Africa. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - General. | Human Rights Africa (Organization)
Regions: Africa.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 311 pages) : illustrations
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-311).
ISBN: 9781760460266 (electronic bk.)
1760460265 (electronic bk.)
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Copyright: ©2016
Summary: "In 2017 it will be Australia's turn to chair the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP), an international organisation set up to regulate the trade in diamonds. Diamonds are a symbol of love, purchased to celebrate marriage, and it is therefore deeply ironic that the diamond trade has become linked with warfare and human rights violations committed in African producer countries such as Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and, more recently, Zimbabwe and Angola. In their quest for diamonds, or by using diamonds to purchase weapons, armed groups in these countries have engaged in recruiting child soldiers, amputating limbs, and committing rape and murder. In response to the problem, the international community, non-governmental organisations and key industry players such as De Beers combined forces to create the Kimberley Process in 2002. The KP uses an export certificate system to distinguish the legitimate rough diamond trade from so-called 'blood diamonds', which are also known as 'conflict diamonds'. This book considers the extent to which the KP, supported by other agencies at the international and national levels, has been effective in achieving its mandate. In so doing, it presents an original model derived from the domain of regulatory theory, the Dual Networked Pyramid, as a means of describing the operation of the system and suggesting possible improvements that might be made to it."--Provided by publisher.
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More Details for: The lion that didn't roar : can the Kimb