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Thai Appeal Court decision on Mitr Pohl paves the way for Asia’s first transboundary class action on human rights abuses

(July 31, 2020) – Today, Cambodian plaintiffs representing more than 700 farming families won a landmark appeal allowing them to move forward with their class action against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol.

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Opinion: Why is IFC contributing to poverty in Guinea? | Devex

(July 28, 2020) – Investment in bauxite was promised to help lead to social and economic development in the poverty-stricken West African nation of Guinea. Communities in the path of the mine say it is deepening poverty and inequality.

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Two Years After Lao Dam Collapse: The Call for Justice Persists

(Bangkok, July 23, 2020) –  Two years ago today, at least 70 people died or disappeared and over 7000 were displaced when a dam collapsed in Laos. Inclusive Development International joins International Rivers and Mekong Watch in demanding justice

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World Bank Watchdog Accepts Complaint Regarding High-Risk Indonesian Zinc Mine in Earthquake Zone

(Jakarta, July 21, 2020) – The International Finance Corporation’s independent watchdog has accepted a formal complaint concerning a planned zinc mine in North Sumatra, Indonesia, that will create millions of cubic meters of toxic tailings in one of the world’s

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World Bank-Backed Rio Tinto-Alcoa Joint Venture Relocates Guinean Village During Covid-19 Lockdown

(June 19, 2020) — While communities across Guinea were under Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders, a joint venture owned by mining giants Alcoa and Rio Tinto relocated more than a hundred families to expand its sprawling bauxite mine.

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Vietnamese agribusiness firm HAGL accused of clearing indigenous land in Cambodia | Mongabay

(June 15, 2020) – Hoang Anh Gia Lai, a publicly listed Vietnamese real estate, energy, mining and agribusiness giant, is at the center of recent allegations of clearing land in Cambodia that had been earmarked for local indigenous communities.

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