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Call for End to Rights Violations in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 09:40
HRW urges the diamond monitor to tackle continuing human rights violations in Zimbabwe

The Kimberly Process intersessional is underway in Washington, with Human Rights Watch (HRW) urging the diamond monitor to tackle what it calls continuing human rights violations in Zimbabwe's Marange fields.

The meeting, which runs from 4-7 June 2012, will take up a range of topics related to the mining and trading of conflict-free rough diamonds.

Human Rights Watch Africa director, Daniel Bekele urged the Kimberley Process, under the chairpersonship of the United States, to address the ongoing rights abuses in Zimbabwe’s Marange fields and the lack of transparency by mining companies operating there.

To read the article titled, “Kimberley Process meeting begins as rights watchdog urges focus on Zimbabwe,” click here.

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