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11 October 2019

Indonesia: Report alleges that companies controlled by APP and Sinar Mas are involved in community conflicts

The Environmental Paper Network released a report entitled, Conflict Plantations: Chapter 1: Revealing Asia Pulp & Paper's trail of disputes across Indonesia". It found that  "in just five provinces of Indonesia, at least 107 villages or...

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11 October 2019

Response of Asia Pulp & Paper Sinar Mas

Author: Asia Pulp & Paper

1. In Indonesia all land administratively under villages and there is a land use plan decided by the Government. When the companies received License to operate mostly some communities under the villages have been there inside the concession. To respect...

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11 October 2019

Indonesia: Study reveals Asia Pulp & Paper/Sinar Mas involvement in hundreds of community conflicts

Author: Joshua Martin, Environmental Paper Network

"New Study Reveals Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Involved in Hundreds of Conflicts with Local Communities as Haze Crisis in Indonesia Intensifies," 01 October 2019...

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24 August 2017
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23 August 2017

New book: Megaprojects, local communities & strategic litigation in 9 global South countries

Author: Dejusticia

“Fighting the tide. Human rights and environmental justice in the Global South”...

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6 June 2017

Report points out rights, climate, biodiversity risks investors & financiers face in Southeast Asia’s tropical forest sector

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies highlighted in the report to respond. Responses from Itochu, Marubeni, Mizuno, Oji and Wilmar are available below.

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14 June 2016

Govt, Private Sector in Pilot Project for Fire Prevention Procedures

Author: Tabita Diela, Jakarta Globe

25 May 2016...

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14 June 2016

Indonesia: Govt. & private companies partner on forest fire prevention projects following last year’s massive fires

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13 June 2016

Singapore aims to prosecute Indonesian polluters under Haze Law

Author: David Roman, Bloomberg

Singapore is prepared to prosecute any Indonesian companies found responsible for the fires that produced hazardous ash clouds last year, a minister said, standing his ground even as recent efforts to take firms to account drew ire from the country’s...

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3 February 2016

New land rights report says insecure land tenure is mutually detrimental for both companies & local communities

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