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Edward Asscher
Conflict-Diamond Definition Back Under Scrutiny
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has repeated its call for reforms to the Kimberley Process (KP),
News Nov 09, 2021 Rapaport News
Royal Asscher
The Importance of a New Conflict-Diamond Definition
Rapaport Magazine recently carried an article by Farai Maguwu, founding director of the Centre for Natural Resource Governance
News Sep 05, 2021 Rapaport News
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Atrocities Haunt Zimbabwe’s Marange Fields
In the corridors of the Kimberley Process (KP) intersessional and plenary meetings, smartly dressed men and women
News Aug 25, 2021 Farai Maguwu
Willie Nagel
Diamond Broker Willie Nagel Dies
Willie Nagel, a legendary diamond broker and pioneer of the Kimberley Process (KP), died on July 14, according
News Jul 20, 2021 Rapaport News
Large rough diamond in the hand of diamond expert
Tensions Rise over Definition of Conflict Diamonds
A recent global meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) ended in controversy as Chinese delegates allegedly clashed with a representative
News Jul 05, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Edward Asscher
Trade Seeks to Broaden Kimberley Process Agenda
The Kimberley Process (KP) intersessional meeting is taking place this week amid repeated calls to expand the
News Jun 24, 2021 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
Two Major Trade Bodies Sign Partnership Deal
The World Diamond Council (WDC) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have agreed to work together
News Mar 16, 2021 Rapaport News
Sierra Leone Artisanal Miners
Let’s Talk About Conflict
The discussion surrounding conflict diamonds has evolved. Frustrated by the failure of the Kimberley Process (KP) to address
Analysis Mar 04, 2021 Avi Krawitz
KP Intersessional
Industry Leaders Encourage Reform at KP
World Diamond Council (WDC) president Stephane Fischler urged Kimberley Process (KP) member governments to reach an agreement
News Jun 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Global Witness CAR cartoon
Diamonds Still Linked to Conflict – Civil Society
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the lack of transparency in the diamond industry, claiming the trade continues
News Jul 31, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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KP Addresses Conflict-Diamond Definition
The Kimberley Process (KP) discussed plans for a reform agenda at its intersessional meeting in Antwerp last week,
News Jun 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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CAR Appoints Peter Meeus as Adviser
The Central African Republic (CAR) has appointed industry veteran Peter Meeus as a government adviser, in line with
News Jun 14, 2018 Rapaport News
KP Names 2018 Chair 150
Hilde Hardeman Is New KP Chair
Hilde Hardeman will be the chair of the Kimberley Process for 2018, the European Commission (EC) has
News Jan 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Federica Mogherini Kimberley Process EU
EU Becomes Kimberley Process Chair
The European Union (EU) has taken over the chairmanship of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2018,
News Jan 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Is Latest to Consider Blockchain
Alrosa is considering implementing blockchain or other technology ideas for its rough and polished stones to address challenges
News Dec 25, 2017 Leah Meirovich
Joanne Lebert Impact
Non-Profit Quits Kimberley Process
Impact, a Canada-based non-profit organization, is leaving the Kimberley Process (KP), claiming the scheme is ineffective in policing the
News Dec 17, 2017 Rapaport News
Global Witness CAR
Global Witness Urges Trade to Improve CAR Checks
Global Witness has called on diamond buyers to step up their due diligence when trading with the Central
News Jul 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Global Witness CAR
Global Witness Warns of CAR Diamond Smuggling
Smugglers are using social-media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp to get diamonds out of the Central African
News Jun 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Bin Sulyame UN Assembly KP
UN Urges Wider Kimberley Process Participation
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution that called for greater participation in the Kimberley
News Feb 05, 2017 Rapaport News
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KP to Audit CAR Diamond Stockpiles
The Kimberley Process (KP) is seeking a forensic auditor to comb through diamond stockpiles in the Central African Republic
News Dec 20, 2016 Rapaport News
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