Cambodia

Bunong, Bollore land dispute overruled by French tribunal

A joint statement issued by 97 Bunong indigenous families in Mondulkiri province expressed disappointment in the Tribunal of Nanterre in France which overruled their complaints concerning 2,386ha of disputed land with French company Bollore. The families from Pech Chreada district’s Bou Sra commune said they would grant lawyers the right to file an appeal in France.

Human rights due diligence legislation: New hope for victims of land grabs in Cambodia?

For too long, consumer brands have sourced raw materials from abusive companies. We’ve seen up close the damage this has caused in Cambodia, and how elusive remedy has been for affected communities. But with mandatory due diligence laws on the horizon in Europe, communities will finally have the opportunity to hold brands accountable for violations in their supply chains.

Holding companies to account

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,