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17 February 2015

Timber firm DLH stripped of sustainability certification over illegally harvested logs from Liberia

Author: News (Liberia)

"Liberia: Wartime Timber Company Penalized", 16 Feb 2015...

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24 May 2011

Liberia looks to save its rainforests by barcoding trees

Author: Fred Pearce, Guardian [UK]

A decade ago, Liberia's forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead...[Now,] government...has signed a deal with the European Union to place timber sales on a permanently legal footing. The...

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21 December 2010

Kouwenhoven’s conviction must be upheld – Global Witness

Author: Global Witness

“Today’s re-opening of the trial of Dutch timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven for war crimes and violating the UN arms embargo on Liberia in The Netherlands is a second chance for justice” said Patrick Alley of Global Witness. “It is vital to send a...

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21 April 2010

New trial for Dutch 'arms smuggler' Guus Kouwenhoven

Author: BBC News

A Dutch court has overturned the acquittal of a man accused of supplying arms to Liberia during the presidency of war crimes suspect Charles Taylor...The Dutch Supreme Court referred the case of timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven for a new trial. He is...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Bankrolling Brutality: Why European timber company DLH should be held to account for profiting from Liberian conflict timber

Author: Global Witness

Global Witness and…[other NGO’s] lodged a legal complaint before the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Nantes (France) against…DLH France, part of the Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman Group (DLH)...The complainants have evidence that from 2001-2003, DLH...

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28 July 2006

Liberia Won’t Welcome Gangster Investors [Subscription required]

Author: Analyst [Liberian newspaper]

A Green Advocates press statement issued yesterday revealed that representatives of...Rimbunan Hijau...and its shell surrogate, Mafrica..., were amongst...investors who were currently in the country to take advantage of the partial lifting of UN...

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7 June 2006
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Author: EFE

El juzgado de primera instancia de La Haya condenó hoy al comerciante holandés Guus Kouwenhoven por tráfico de armas a Liberia entre 2000 y 2003...Los jueces estimaron que el comerciante violó el embargo de armas a Liberia vigente entre 2000 y 2003.....

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7 June 2006

Dutch court sentences timber trader to 8 years in prison for providing arms to Liberia in violation of UN embargo

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7 June 2006

LIBERIA: Dutch national faces eight year prison sentence for arms trading in Liberia

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN News)

A Dutch businessman begins an eight year prison sentence on Wednesday after a Dutch court found him guilty of violating a UN arms embargo on Liberia, officials said. Guus Kouwenhoven, 64, was...acquitted of other charges of war crimes in that country...

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3 May 2006

The Dutch Try One of Their Own Over Links to Liberia

Author: Marlise Simons, New York Times

Mr. van Kouwenhoven, 63, is...charged with war crimes. He is accused of supplying Mr. [Charles] Taylor with militia fighters from his lumber companies...One of those, the Oriental Timber Company, was Liberia's largest...He is further charged with...

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