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Khon Kaen Sugar

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16 July 2014

ActionAid report says intl. aid & public policies facilitate corporate land grabs, leaving farmers impoverished & vulnerable

We invited the following companies mentioned in the report in the context of allegations to respond:...

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Article
2 December 2013

Human rights impact assessment of the EU Everything But Arms initiative in Cambodia – includes EU response

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

...The report “Bittersweet Harvest: A Human Rights Impact Assessment of the European Union‘s Everything But Arms Initiative in Cambodia” [by NGOs Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International] finds that, in the absence of effective human...

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Company response
18 November 2013

Response by Khon Kaen Sugar: Cambodian & intl. NGOs raise concerns about impacts of EU's Everything But Arms initiative on human rights in Cambodia - focus on alleged abuses involving sugar industry.

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Article
11 November 2013

Thai Sugar Firm Meets With Koh Kong Evictees

Author: Peter Zsombor & Chansy Chhorn, Cambodia Daily

Koh Kong Sugar has offered to settle its yearslong dispute with Cambodian families who accuse its plantations of stealing their land, but the farmers remain wary of being able to secure a fair deal. The firm, a subsidiary of Thailand’s Khon Kaen Sugar...

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Article
30 September 2013

Sugar Industry Highlights Conflicts Over Trade Pacts and Land [Cambodia]

Author: Keith Bradsher, New York Times

…[T]he corporate practice in Cambodia of obtaining tens of thousands of acres…as economic development concessions for large sugar plantations, while paying modest compensation to farmers pushed off the land, places a harsh light on international trade...

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Story
26 June 2013

Thai firm Koh Kong Sugar meets with Cambodian families who allege company illegally took their land

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Story
26 June 2013

Bonsucro sugar trade association to reconsider Tate & Lyle’s membership after complaint from Cambodian farmers of alleged forced displacement & inadequate compensation

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Article
26 June 2013

Case profile: Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Tate & Lyle and T&L Sugars Limited (a subsidiary of American Sugar Refining) in the UK. The plaintiffs maintain that they remain the legal owners of the land on...

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Article
3 June 2013

Second Sugar Firm Taken to Thai Human Rights Commission [Cambodia]

Author: Zsombor Peter, Aun Pheap, Cambodia Daily

Local rights groups have filed a complaint in Bangkok against a second Thai sugar firm with ties to business tycoon Ly Yong Phat accused of stealing homes and land from hundreds of poor farmers. Licadho and Equitable Cambodia filed the complaint with...

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Lawsuit
10 May 2013

Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In August 2006, the Cambodian Government granted economic concessions in Koh Kong Province to two Cambodian sugar companies (Koh Kong Plantation and Koh Kong Sugar Industry), both jointly owned by the Thai company Khon Kaen Sugar Industry, Taiwanese...

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