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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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29 January 2019

Lafarge lawsuit (re complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria)

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11 January 2019

PTTEP Australasia lawsuit (re Montara oil spill in Indonesia)

On 3 August 2016, Daniel Sanda, an Indonesian seaweed farmer, filed a class action lawsuit in the Federal Court of Australia representing approximately 15,000 farmers, against PTTEP Australasia (PTTEPAA), a subsidiary of a Thai state-owned company. The...

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26 November 2018

Vale-BSGR lawsuit (re complicity in violence against villagers in Guinea)

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28 September 2018

Appleby lawsuit against BBC & The Guardian (re Paradise Papers)

On 4 December 2017, the offshore law firm Appleby launched breach of confidence proceedings against the BBC and the Guardian in the English High Court over their reporting of leaked documents detailing offshore tax-avoidance schemes of some of the...

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24 September 2018

Apple lawsuit against Attac (re tax avoidance protests)

On 4 January 2018, Apple filed a summon for urgent proceedings against the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens (Attac) before a Paris court over sit-ins in some of the company’s French store in Paris on 2 December...

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30 August 2018

Metal Refinery (EPZ) lawsuit (re lead pollution in Kenya)

In 2016, the Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA) instituted a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Owino Uhuru community in a Kenyan Environment and Land Court in relation to lead contamination and poisoning....

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29 August 2018

Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Ogale & Bille communities in Nigeria - Okpabi v Shell)

On 14 October and 22 December 2015, the Ogale and Bille Nigerian communities respectively filed claims against the UK company Royal Dutch Shell plc (hereinafter Shell) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the UK...

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