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06 May 2003 description
report ActionAid

At the end of the Kimberley Process summit on conflict diamonds, international aid agency ActionAid expressed disappointment that no agreement was reached over instituting a system of regular monitoring to prevent potential abuses of the scheme to halt the trade in illicitly mined diamonds.

05 Nov 2002 description
report ActionAid

Campaigners representing a broad coalition of lobbyists and development agencies today gave a cautious welcome to the proposed launch of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme on conflict diamonds on January 1, 2003. However, they reiterated their concerns over the diamond industry's lack of accountability.