Evidence Review Begins in Case Against Thai Sugar Giant Mitr Phol

Hoy Mai is the lead plaintiff in Hoy Mai & Others vs. Mitr Phol Co. Ltd. Hundreds of Cambodian families who were violently displaced by the Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol have been struggling for justice for over a decade. They recently had what some might consider their first day in court—a chance to begin […]

Sustainable sugar group Bonsucro ignored rights abuses by member, UK body finds

Women watch their farm houses burn during forced eviction of Bos village (October 2009)

Women watch their farm houses burn during forced eviction of Bos village (October 2009) (Phnom Penh) – The UK-based “sustainable sugarcane” certification body Bonsucro violated its international human rights responsibilities, according to a statement released by the UK National Contact Point (UK NCP), a government body that handles complaints against British multinational enterprises. The NCP […]

U.S. Court Orders Coca-Cola to Turn Over Evidence in Thai Human Rights Case

Lead Plaintiff Hoy Mai with her children (Atlanta, GA.) – A U.S. federal court in the Northern District of Georgia last week ordered the Coca-Cola Company to turn over evidence related to an ongoing class action against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol in the Thai courts. The decision, an important victory for plaintiffs representing hundreds […]

ANZ payment to displaced Cambodian families brings landmark human rights case to a close

(Phnom Penh) – Cambodian families who were forcibly displaced by Phnom Penh Sugar Company have received a promised payment from Australia’s ANZ bank, which financed the sugar company from 2011-2014.  Distribution of the funds, which ANZ agreed to pay in 2020, was complete as of this week, according to Inclusive Development International and Equitable Cambodia, two NGOs […]