In 2020, 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. The transboundary class action Hoy Mai & Others vs. Mitr Phol Co. Ltd. is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The case was filed, with support by Inclusive Development International, under Thai laws permitting a class action to be brought by foreign plaintiffs for abuses committed by a Thai company overseas.
View the full text of the court-mandated class action announcement in English, Khmer and Thai here.
Read more about the case here.