How Switzerland and Dubai Turn a Blind Eye at Dirty Gold

Switzerland and Dubai, renowned global financial hubs, have been criticized for their complicity in the trade of dirty gold. Dirty gold refers to gold that is extracted using harmful and unethical practices, often involving human rights abuses, environmental degradation, and the displacement of indigenous communities. Despite international efforts to curb the trade of conflict minerals, both Switzerland and Dubai have been accused of turning a blind eye to the dubious origins of the gold that flows through their markets. This negligence has enabled the continued circulation of dirty gold, contributing to the perpetuation of human rights violations and environmental destruction around the world.