Villagers embroiled in two separate land disputes in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province protested Monday, demanding solutions for their respective cases, one against a home-grown tycoon, the other against a Chinese developer.
The lawsuit against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol, filed on behalf of about 3,000 people, is the first class-action lawsuit filed in a Thai court by plaintiffs from another country against a Thai company operating outside Thailand.
Ce rapport vise à mettre en lumière les nombreux problèmes rencontrés par les communautés riveraines des plantations du groupe Socfin dans 5 pays, en faisant le parallèle avec les engagements pris par le groupe
Nearly 700 people from different communities in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, seeking a solution to their long-running land dispute with three sugar companies.
Activist from northern Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province urged authorities to release his son and other villagers who were detained amid an ongoing land dispute. The land dispute stems from 8,520 hectares (21,000 acres) concession granted to agro-industrial company Metrey Pheap Kakse Usahakam Co. Ltd.
Representatives of more than 700 Cambodian families who were violently displaced to make way for a sugar plantation have filed a formal complaint against Bonsucro, the sugar industry’s sustainability certification body, for breaches of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Unless these organizations are firmly held accountable to international human rights standards, they will not only fail to push their industries towards more responsible behavior, but they will become little more than window dressing for corporate misconduct.