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Human Rights and Responsibilities in the Jewelry Industry

Jo Becker presents on human rights and responsibilities in the jewelry industry, illustrated with an account of gem cutters in khambhat by Jagdish Patel. Together, they ask the question: What are our human rights responsibilities in the jewelry industry, including to laborers?  

 

Jo Becker speaks to that question based on Human Rights Watch’s research on gold and diamond mining, and its report, The Hidden Cost of Jewelry. Jagdish Patel delves into his experience helping gem cutters who live in poverty and suffer from silicosis. In conversation, Jo and Jagdish will explore the state of human rights and working conditions in this sector.