Our political leaders won't act unless public pressure forces them to do so and the trade in blood diamonds will continue unchecked and unseen. Consumers, especially those in the fashion, film and media industry who are used to promote the industry, must questions the ethical provenance of the jewellery they wear and not allow the industry to fob them off with bogus claims that diamonds are ethically sourced and conflict-free.
Sean Clinton lives in Ireland and campaigns to expose the gaping hole in the Kimberley Process regulations which facilitates the trade diamonds that fund human rights violation by government forces. He has had over twenty articles published that question why diamonds which fund rogue regimes guilty of grievous human rights violations are allowed to legally enter the market and be labelled conflict-free.
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