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Côte d’Ivoire toxic waste dump victims reflect on "small victory"
Author: Amnesty International , Published on: 10 November 2009
Victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal in Côte d’Ivoire told Amnesty International on Monday that a ruling protecting their compensation was a "small victory"."What happened on Friday was a small victory but we still haven’t had what is due to us," warned Genevieve Diallo, a victims' representative from the dumpsite area in Akouedo, Abidjan. "Now the justice system needs to do its work so that each and every one of us receives our compensation money. People are waiting impatiently for their money."...“The priority should be for the payment process to resume so that each claimant receives the money that they are owed. We will be keeping a close eye on what happens next," said Benedetta Lacey, a special advisor at Amnesty International
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