In 2014, over 700 Cambodian villagers filed a complaint with the Thai Human Rights Commission against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol, accused of forced displacement, property destruction and land grabbing.The trial on the substance of the case is expected to start in April 2023, with a verdict at the end of next year.
25 Oct 2022
US court orders Coca-Cola Company to turn over evidence related to ongoing class action lawsuit against Mitr Phol in Thai courts over allegations of forced eviction
- Business & Human Rights
24 Jan 2022
An analysis of the global impact of a Thai court judgement, which provides a judicial forum to farmers from Cambodia, who were victims of transnational land grabbing.
- Global Policy
19 Aug 2020
A Bangkok court ruled that about 3,000 Cambodians could proceed with a class-action suit against Mitr Phol, the world’s fourth-largest sugar producer. Farmers in Oddar Meanchey province are seeking compensation after the Cambodian government allocated land to the company for sugar plantations.
Le tribunal civil de Bangkok a accordé à plus de 700 familles cambodgiennes le droit de se joindre à une action collective contre Mitr Phol, le plus grand producteur de sucre de Thaïlande, dont les activités au Cambodge ont conduit à l’expulsion forcée de familles en 2008 et 2009.
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. The transboundary class action Hoy Mai & Others vs. Mitr Phol Co. Ltd. is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
On 17 July 2020, Amnesty International submitted a third-party legal intervention (amicus curiae brief)to Bangkok South Civil Court that grant Class Action Lawsuit (CAL) status to more than 700 Cambodian families who are suing Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol after being forcibly evicted from their homes in 2008-09.
- Amnesty International
31 Jul 2020
Indigenous villagers have been protesting and fear air and water pollution in their communities
Threats of and actual displacements of rural communities in the Mekong have been on the rise amid increasing land deals for corporate plantations, mining, logging, biofuels, food crops for exports.
- Mekong Solidarity
11 Sep 2019
Le RCEP changera la manière dont les gouvernements décident des droits fonciers et qui a accès à la terre. Il pourrait par conséquent intensifier l’accaparement des terres en Asie. Nouvel article de GRAIN.
RCEP will not just change rules on the export and import of goods and services; it will change how governments decide on rights to land and who has access to it.
Cambodian villagers will appeal a Thai court decision rejecting their class action lawsuit against Thailand's biggest sugar producer, Mitr Phol. The class action lawsuit, filed in April last year on behalf of more than 3,000 Cambodian plaintiffs, accused the Thai sugar giant violently displacing them to make way for plantations.