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Swiss propose gold transparency to avoid human rights breaches


ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland stopped short of new laws to ensure that gold it imports for refining has not been produced in violation of human rights, proposing greater industry transparency instead.

Home to four of the world's largest refiners, the Swiss industry has come under fire from human rights groups and non-governmental organisations for instances in which gold it has imported was alleged to have financed conflict or been mined in ways that violated human rights.

   

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