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Land Rights & Displacements

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27 November 2019

Uganda: Neumann Gruppe's subsidiary's appeal against 2013 court ruling that faulted company for unlawful forceful eviction to resume

Author: Witness Radio (Uganda)

" Kaweeri Coffee land grabbing case re-trial resumes as evictees contiue to suffer gross human rights violations"...

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Article
24 November 2019

Laos: Police arrests 8 activists planning to stage protests to condemn land grabs and dam projects, later releases 6 of them

Author: RFA’s Lao Service

"Police Detain Eight Would-be Protesters in Lao Capital Vientiane", 15 Nov 2019...

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Article
24 November 2019

Philippines: Indigenous people's group files a case against Environment Secretary for allegedly allowing illegal operation of coffee plantation

Author: CNN Philippines Staff

"Environment chief sued for allowing 'illegal' operation of coffee plantation", 15 Nov 2019...

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Story
14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs link Wilmar Intl. with human rights abuses in West Sumatra, RSPO allegedly fails to take action

An interim report alleges that communities in West Sumatra were negatively affected by Wilmar's oil palm operations and its suppliers. Communities report loss of access and control over their customary lands which were taken over by Wilmar...

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Article
14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs urge Wilmar Intl. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to conduct assessment on human rights violations in West Sumatra

Author: Nagari Institute, Masyarakat Kehutanan Lestari and Forest Peoples Programme

"PRESS RELEASE: Report Shows Widespread Human Rights violations in Wilmar's Palm oil operations in West Sumatra", 4 Nov 2019...

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Company response
14 November 2019

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's response

Author: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

In the 2017 Complaints and Appeals Procedure we encourage organisations to settle disputes with any aggrieved parties using their own internal grievance mechanisms. In this situation, it is our understanding that this is the case and that Wilmar are...

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Company response
14 November 2019

Wilmar International's response

Author: Wilmar International

...Wilmar commissioned Earthworm Foundation (EF) in September 2018 to conduct a thorough evaluation of issues raised against Wilmar's internal systems on social grievance and resolution at three of its subsidiaries... Wilmar also engaged EF to...

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Article
12 November 2019

So. Africa: Study finds that many African families continue to suffer displacements to pave way for mining activities

Author: Dineo Skosana, The Conversation (South Africa)

‘Mining activities continue to dispossess black families in South Africa’ 9 November 2019...

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Article
29 October 2019

Australia: traditional land owners risk imprisonment as mining giant, Adani, obtains court order to stop protestors

Author: NITV News

"Adani obtains court order to prevent Traditional Owners entering mine site", 23 October 2019...

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Article
7 October 2019

Tanzania: Second quarterly briefing on business & human rights; covers infrastructure, mining, agribusiness & tourism

Author: IPIS, Business and Human Rights Tanzania & Commission for Human Rights & Good Governance (Tanzania)

"Business & Human Rights in Tanzania - Briefing 2019 Quater 2: April-June"...

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