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10 Apr 2001 description

(BOSTON) Today, human rights and humanitarian groups called on the jewelers of America to join them in severing the link between diamonds and conflict in Africa.

13 Jul 2000 description

In anticipation of next week's meeting of the World Diamond Congress in Antwerp, Belgium, a coalition of 58 American human rights, humanitarian, development, peace, academic, and religious groups, released a letter today calling on the international diamond industry to cease dealing "conflict diamonds." Conflict diamonds are primary sources of revenue for abusive insurgent armies in Africa, the most prominent diamond-reliant groups being the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone and Angola's Unita rebels.