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'Travesty of justice' for toxic waste victims

An Ivorian court decision to transfer $45 million intended for the victims of the Trafigura toxic waste disaster to a group falsely claiming to represent them is a travesty of justice, Amnesty International said today. The organization called for an immediate stay on the court’s decision so that the money is not transferred before the victims have a chance to appeal.

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Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan court rules that a local activist should distribute Trafigura waste pay-out - claimants' lawyers fear that victims will not receive the funds

Trafigura lawsuit (re hazardous waste disposal in Côte d’Ivoire, filed in UK)