Speaker: Professor Ian Taylor, University of St. Andrews
Discussant: Dr Hugo Slim, CforC
Chair: Professor Jennifer Welsh, Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
The rise of the “conflict diamonds” issue in international politics, spurred on in the main by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), compelled the diamond industry to go on the offensive to convince the diamond-buying public that diamonds are “clean” and legitimate. Stemming from this, the Kimberley Process has sought to manage and certify the global diamond trade. This presentation will look at the successes and failures of the Process.
Seminars are free and open to everyone. They take place in the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) from 3.30-5.00pm on Thursdays during term time.