Question: What human rights were violated in the movie Blood Diamond?

What human rights did blood diamonds violate?

Violence. Even though many brutal civil wars have now ended, violence in diamond mines remains a serious problem. Many diamonds are still stained by severe human rights abuses such as forced labor, beatings, torture, and murder.

What is one of the human rights abuses that are committed on African diamond miners?

Human rights abuses in diamond mines range from child labor, bonded labor and forced labor to ill treatment, violence and sexual assaults.

What is the message behind Blood Diamond?

Its very much a message movie, with many scenes showing us how children are doped and brainwashed into being the cannon fodder of Africas civil wars; and a subplot about how the First Worlds thirst for diamonds and other natural resources is feeding these conflicts.

Are there still conflict diamonds today?

A lot has been done to address the issue of blood diamonds and conflict diamonds since then, but unfortunately, we still have a ways to go. While strides have been made to clean up the mined diamond industry, numerous examples exist where greed is still causing the exploitation of men, women and children.

Why are blood diamonds so valuable?

Blood Diamonds, also known as Conflict Diamonds, are stones that are produced in areas controlled by rebel forces that are opposed to internationally recognized governments. The rebels sell these diamonds, and the money is used to purchase arms or to fund their military actions.

Is it illegal to have uncut diamonds?

It is illegal to purchase or deal in any unpolished diamond unless you are: the holder of a permit to sell, export or import unpolished diamonds.

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