Communities living within the concessions claimed by PHC have long sought to regain control over their lands and have called for negotiations to determine the conditions under which the company may be allowed to continue to operate.
Human Rights Watch found that DFID's CDC Group failed to ensure that the palm oil companies it finances in the DR Congo respects the basic rights of the people who work and live on or near its plantations.
There are many Canadian connections to this story, including the agribusiness company Feronia, which now stands accused of complicity in the murder of an activist and the incarceration of five others in the DRC.
Les signataires d'une lettre appellent à la libération immédiate de 5 villageois emprisonnés depuis plus de 5 mois en RDC, pour des fausses accusations liées à un conflit foncier avec la société canadienne de plantation de palmiers à huile Feronia Inc.
Groups issue petition calling for the immediate release of 5 villagers in the DR Congo imprisoned for over 5 months on false charges related to a land conflict with the Canadian oil palm plantation company Feronia Inc.