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10 July 2019
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Author: Belga (Belgique)

« Des ONG portent plainte aux Pays-Bas contre ING pour son soutien à l'huile de palme », 5 juillet 2019...

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10 July 2019

NGOs file OECD complaint against Dutch bank ING for financing alleged palm oil abuses; incl. company comments

On 5 July, Friends of the Earth groups from the Netherlands, Liberia and Indonesia filed a complaint against Dutch bank ING Group with the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The complaint concerns...

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27 May 2019

Cameroon: Sherpa and other NGOs file lawsuit against Bolloré to force the company to comply with its social commitments

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27 May 2019
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20 May 2019

Commentary: Mining companies using nuisance lawsuits to frustrate human rights defenders in So. Africa

Author: Marcos Orellana, Newsweek (USA)

“Green activists are fighting the great fight—but are being dragged down by petty lawsuits | opinion” 7 May 2019...

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8 May 2019

Human Rights Watch director says baseless lawsuits by cos. are a growing global trend to stop environmental activists

Author: Marcos Orellana, Environment and human rights director, Human Rights Watch

"Green activists are fighting the great fight—but are being dragged down by petty lawsuits | opinion", 07 May 2019...

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3 April 2019

Sierra Leone: Report alleges Socfin's operations exposing local communities to human rights violations including loss of livelihood & pollution; company denies allegations

A report by FIAN Belgium titled "Land Grabbing for Palm Oil in Sierra Leone : Analysis of the Socfin Case from a Human Rights Perspective" alleges that since the arrival of Socfin in 2011 as part of a large-scale investment in palm oil in the Southern...

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Company response
1 April 2019

Socfin's response

Author: Socfin

Socfin’s response to Fian’s “Draft report extracts made available to Socfin before publication – Provisional title: Land Conflict in Malen – Analysis and lessons learned from a human perspective”...

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12 March 2019

Sierra Leone: Communities lose access to and control over their land and were exposed to serious human rights violations and abuses since 2011: FIAN Belgium Report

Author: FIAN

“Land Grabbing for Palm Oil in Sierra Leone” ...

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Company non-response
25 February 2019
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Author: Sherpa

« Poursuites-bâillons du groupe Bolloré : désistement de Socfin et Socapalm dans l’action en diffamation contre Sherpa, le ReAct et Médiapart », 13 février 2019...

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