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Côte d’Ivoire: Amnesty Intl. writes to the Minister of Justice urging him to "stop attempt to defraud” victims of toxic waste dumping by Trafigura

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Author: Amnesty International

Amnesty International [a adressé au Ministre ivoirien de la Justice et des Droits de l'homme] une lettre ouverte pour...faire part de sa vive crainte qu'il ne soit actuellement tenté de spolier près de 30 000 personnes, victimes de violations des droits humains liées au déversement de déchets toxiques de 2006 à Abidjan, de l'indemnisation qui leur est due aux termes de l'accord conclu avec Trafigura devant la justice britannique. Amnesty International était en particulier inquiète face aux informations selon lesquelles la Coordination Nationale des Victimes de Déchets Toxiques de Côte d'Ivoire (CNVDT-CI), une organisation qui prétend abusivement représenter toutes les victimes dans cette action en justice, a demandé au Tribunal de Première Instance d'Abidjan de transférer sur son compte le montant de cette indemnisation, qui s'élève à 31 millions de livres sterling...[Pour l'organisation], il s'agit là d'une tentative flagrante de détournement de fonds...

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18 December 2009

Côte d’Ivoire must stop attempt to defraud toxic waste dump victims

Author: Amnesty International

An attempt to defraud victims of the Trafigura toxic waste dump disaster out of $45 million must be stopped, Amnesty International said...An organization known as the National Coordination of Toxic Waste Victims of Côte d’Ivoire (CNVDT-CI) is falsely claiming to represent some 30,000 victims who brought a court case against Trafigura in the UK. The organization has applied for the $45 million compensation owed to the victims to be transferred to its bank account. CNVDT-CI will today appeal a decision in the Ivorian courts that blocked it from receiving the compensation...In an open letter to Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Justice...Amnesty International said...it as a “blatant attempt to perpetrate fraud”. [includes link to the full "Open letter to the Ivorian Minister of Justice"]

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