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[PDF] Côte d'Ivoire: Thousands still waiting to receive compensation over toxic waste dumping

Author: Amnesty International , Published on: 21 October 2010

More than one year after reaching an out-of-court settlement with the oil-trading company Trafigura over waste dumping in Côte d’Ivoire, thousands of victims are still waiting to receive their compensation money…In late 2009 a group calling itself the National Coordination of Toxic Waste Victims of Côte d’Ivoire (CNVDT-CI) claimed to represent the 30,000 people who had reached the out-of-court settlement in the UK with Trafigura. All of the claimants in the case were actually represented by a UK law firm…By July 2010, an estimated 23,000 people had received their compensation, but shortly thereafter the process was halted for reasons that are not clear. In September 2010 CNVDT-CI began a new distribution process. However, recent reports suggest that the process has once again ground to a halt…

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