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Thai Court Accepts Cambodian Land Grabbing Case, Orders Mediation

Cambodian plaintiffs urge Mitr Phol’s sugar buyers to press company to engage in good faith (September 5, 2018, Bangkok) – A Thai court has accepted a landmark lawsuit filed by plaintiffs representing a class of over 700 Cambodian farming families

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Experts Call on Supreme Court to Reverse Decision Protecting IFC’s Absolute Immunity

(August 2, 2018, Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, nine NGOs and experts filed an amicus brief before the US Supreme Court in support of the Indian fishing communities and farmers who are challenging the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s claim to

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Liberian communities harassed after calling on banks to halt $1.5 billion loan to Wilmar over land grabbing and human rights concerns

(July 25, 2018) – Commercial banks that were lining up to join a $1.5 billion syndicated loan for the palm oil giant Wilmar International are apparently reconsidering the deal due to concerns about land grabbing and other human rights abuses connected

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AIIB funds first coal despite assurances

(Mumbai, June 21, 2018) - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has funded its first coal-burning project, despite repeated assurances from its senior directors that their “green” bank would steer clear of coal, according to a report released today by

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World Bank and International Investors Bankrolling Climate Disaster in Philippines

(April 18, 2018) – International investors have in recent years poured billions of dollars into coal-fired power plants in the Philippines, one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. The World Bank Group, commercial banks and asset managers

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Rights in poorer nations must be upheld as Thai firms go abroad, activists say | PLACE

BANGKOK, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's businesses and its government must do more to protect the rights of vulnerable people abroad, analysts and activists said, after a landmark case filed by Cambodian farmers in a Bangkok court against a Thai sugar firm. It is the first time plaintiffs from another country have filed a class-action lawsuit against a Thai company in a Thai court over its operations outside Thailand.

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