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9 Dec 2014

Cambodia: Clean Sugar Campaign welcomes EU process to assess & redress claims of displacement impacts in sugar industry

“Commencement of Cambodian ‘blood sugar’ reparations process a crucial step towards justice”, 7 December 2014

The Clean Sugar Campaign welcomes the commencement of a joint EU-Cambodia process to assess displacement claims pertaining to sugarcane plantations in Cambodia. This development represents a pivotal step towards justice for thousands of Cambodian people who have suffered enormously at the hands of the sugar industry. The European Commission has announced a tender for the procurement of independent experts to design a process for identifying, assessing and redressing legitimate claims of displacement impacts and losses resulting from the development of sugarcane plantations in Cambodia…The announcement came in response to the long-standing call by Inclusive Development International and other coalition members of the Clean Sugar Campaign for the EU to investigate companies benefiting from the Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme that are implicated in land-grabbing, forced evictions and other human rights abuses…

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