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The Quest for Regulating the Global Diamond Trade
Bieri, Franziska
Institut Català Internacional per la Pau
Campaign efforts by NGOs initially put conflict diamonds on the global radar screen in the late 1990s. In response, the Kimberley Process (KP), a negotiation forum between states, NGOs, and industry, was formed to discuss possible solutions to curb the trade in conflict diamonds. Less than three years later, a voluntary, global certification named the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was adopted. The KPCS regulates the trade of rough diamonds by certifying all legitimate diamonds. This paper outlines the problem of conflict diamonds, how a global campaign raised awareness about the issue, and how the process of solution building unfolded in the KP. My analysis focuses on the diverse set of actors (NGOs, states, and industry) and their changing interactions over the course of the campaign and global regulation efforts. I conclude with several key lessons that capture important elements observed in this case study.
339 - Comerç. Relacions econòmiques internacionals. Economia mundial. Màrqueting
Procés de Kimberley
Proceso de Kimberley
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
Organitzacions no governamentals
Organizaciones no gubernamentales
Non-governmental organization
Diamants de sang
Diamantes de sangre
Blood diamond
Comerç exterior
Comercio exterior
Foreign trade
43 p.
Working Paper
2013.5793 (en línia);
2013.5785 (paper)

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