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26 Jan 2016

International Rivers

Thai Communities Appeal Xayaburi Lawsuit Verdict

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Xayaburi Dam’s Power Purchase Agreement, filed an appeal today with Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court to reverse the ruling by the Administrative Court, who dismissed the case on December 25, 2015. The appeal asks that the Supreme Court order the lower court to re-examine the case, in recognition of the severe transboundary impacts of the Xayaburi Dam on communities in Thailand...“There is an urgent need to address the extraterritorial obligation of state agencies and the private sector within hydropower development on the Mekong River. We hope that the Supreme Administrative Court will grant Thai communities another chance at justice for themselves and the Mekong River.” [said International Rivers' Programme Director]