European companies, including oil and rubber giant Socfin, have long profited from human rights abuses, environmental destruction and climate breakdown. This briefing from Global Witness sets out proposals on how to change that under EU law,
Responding to an appeal from a parliamentary representative to rectify the current Liberia Agriculture Company concession agreement, Liberia's President Weah said his administration don't want to threaten anybody.
The company is also found to have violated the land and cultural rights of local communities, including the right to free prior and informed consent and social requirements on basic needs and grievance and remedy.
There are 22 impoverished villages of over 2,000 inhabitants surrounding the Salala Rubber Corporation, and all are contending that the company turns over their land of inheritance, which it claimed without their consent years ago.
Alliance for Rural Democracy says recent attacks they suffered at the hands of thugs said to be acting on behalf of the Salala Rubber Corporation will not deter them from helping communities suffering abuses.