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30 March 2020

FIFA lawsuit (re migrant workers, Qatar)

Snapshot: In December 2016, two trade union organizations, and a Bangladeshi worker filed a lawsuit in Switzerland against FIFA. They allege FIFA’s complicity in the alleged abuse of migrant workers in Qatar. In January 2017, the Swiss courts dismisse...

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17 March 2020

Socfin lawsuits (re defamation by Green Scenery, Sierra Leone)

Snapshot: Since 2012, Socfin has filed several lawsuits against environmental NGO Green Scenery in Sierra Leone alleging defamation. The suits are in response to Green Scenery’s reporting of human rights abuses on Socfin’s palm oil plantation in Sahn ...

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16 March 2020

Total lawsuit (re failure to respect French duty of vigilance law in operations in Uganda)

Snapshot: In 2019, six civil society organisations filed a lawsuit in France against French mining company Total, for allegedly failing to comply with the duty of vigilance law in their mining project in Uganda. Total denies the allegations. The case...

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16 March 2020

Tourah Cement lawsuit (re workers’ prison charge for illegal protest, Egypt)

Snapshot: On 23 May 2017, 32 workers from Tourah Portland Cement Company, a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement in Egypt were arrested and brought to trial for assaulting a police captain, obstructing justice and using violence to resist authorities. This...

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13 December 2019

Lundin Petroleum lawsuit (re complicity in war crimes, Sudan)

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13 December 2019

TÜV SÜD lawsuit (re role in Brumadinho dam collapse)

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19 September 2019

Inversiones Cobra & CXI lawsuit (re illegal invasion of land & burning of palm oil, Guatemala)

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9 August 2019

Globe Metals and Mining lawsuit (re lack of resettlement & compensation in Malawi)

In 2006, Globe Metals and Mining (Globe Metals) launched the “Kanyika Niobium Project” to mine and extract minerals in the Kanyika Area after obtaining permission from the Government of Malawi. This area has been occupied by the Kanyika community for...

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27 May 2019

Gloucester Resources lawsuit (re mine’s impact on climate change, Australia)

The Australian mining company, Gloucester Resources (GRL) planned to open a coal mine near Gloucester, Australia and lodged a development application for consent on 18 December 2012. The “Rocky Hill Coal Project” would produce 21 million tons of coal...

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20 February 2019

California Independent Petroleum Association lawsuit (re change in drilling permissions, USA)

On 26 September 2016, following the adoption of new oil drilling requirements by the city of Los Angeles, the California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA), an association representing hundreds of oil and gas producers, filed a countersuit...

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