Published on 22 August 2022
Modified on 22 August 2022
By Jason Robinson
Up to today brutal human rights abuses, including killings, torture and sexual violence, continue to occur in certain diamond mining areas on the African continent and beyond, affecting both artisanal and industrial production. Moreover, some corporate miners are alleged to be harming local community livelihoods as a result of unmitigated environmental damage coming from their operations, including water, air and noise pollution. Meanwhile, other actors are alleged to be undermining the development potential of diamonds for those countries that rightly stand to benefit from them.
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