A Critique of the De-listing of ZMDC off the European Union Sanctions List

"On 16 September 2013, the European Union announced that Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) would be removed from its list of sanctioned entities, pending formalization by EU Foreign Ministers. According to the statement ZMDC would be allowed to sell diamonds in the European Union from the 25th of September 2013. This paper seeks to discuss the circumstances surrounding the imposition and lifting of sanctions and the effects thereof."