Report calls on SOCFIN to comply with the request by affected communities and MALOA for a fair, transparent, effective and independent conflict resolution mechanism to review the land lease agreements and find a long-term resolution to the land conflict.
Preah Vihear provincial authorities have requested villagers to stop clearing disputed land and wait for authorities to find a solution according to the “tiger skin formula”, which aims to reduce the impact of economic land concessions.
Golden Agri-Resources’ operations in Indonesia and Liberia have generated years of controversy, including consistent and well-documented allegations of deforestation, land grabbing and human rights violations.
Sierra Leone Land Rights Defenders say SOCFIN's land acquisition in Malen has resulted in serious conflict with local landowners, who face intimidation and harassment for defending their land rights and challenging the company.
Proponents of land rights in Sierra Leone note with grave concern the human rights violations against members of the Malen Affected Landowners and users Association who were dispossessed of their land by the agro–based multinational SOCFIN.