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,
FIDH, along with Global Witness and Climate Counsel, submitted an open letter dated March 16 to Fatou Bensouda, the current prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging to open a preliminary examination into land-grabbing in Cambodia.
Three leading climate and human rights nonprofits have asked the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Hague to pursue rampant “land grabbing” by the government of Cambodia and its commerce partners as a crime against humanity under the court’s jurisdiction.
La FIDH, Global Witness et Climate Counsel ont appris qu’une décision de la Procureure de la CPI concernant les allégations de crimes contre l’humanité découlant de la frénésie d’accaparement de terres est attendue d’ici juin
La FIDH, Global Witness y Climate Counsel han tenido conocimiento de que para junio de este año se espera una decisión del Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) sobre las acusaciones de crímenes contra la humanidad derivadas del acaparamiento de tierras.
Inclusive Development International, Equitable Cambodia and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) issue a joint statement to the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights highlights a decade-long struggle by displaced Cambodian communities against Asia’s largest sugar company Mitr Pohl
The villagers say they never received compensation for farmland lost to a sugarcane company owned by a senator, another company owned by businessman Heng Huy, and to Chinese company the Union Development Group.
Over the past two decades, Cambodia’s land leasing policy has led to more than a tenth of the country’s land area being leased and has become increasingly controversial because of its negative impact on local livelihoods.
On 10 August 2020 indigenous communities from Busra commune in Cambodia signed an agreement with the rubber company Socfin Cambodia to settle a long-lasting dispute about their communal and spiritual lands.