Diamonds are part of a global billion-dollar industry that includes European and Swedish markets. In the diamond regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, child labor is widespread. Here, young diamond miners earn as little as SEK 60 in some months. It is difficult to trace the origin of diamonds and despite sustainability certifications, there is a risk that diamonds from Congo end up in Swedish jewelery stores. How can we ensure that human rights are respected in the diamond industry?
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