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Trafigura lessons have not been learned, report warns

Author: Fiona Harvey, Guardian [UK], Published on: 25 September 2012

More than six years after the dumping of large quantities of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, there is still nothing to stop a similar disaster in developing countries because politicians and courts have failed to learn from the lessons, a new report [by Amnesty Intl. & Greenpeace] has found…Their report…concluded that too little has been done to strengthen national and international regulations…The NGOs…called for Trafigura to face a criminal trial in the UK. Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, said: "It's time that Trafigura was made to face full legal accountability for what happened. People in Abidjan were failed not just by their own government but by governments in Europe who did not enforce their own laws. Victims are still waiting for justice and there are no guarantees that this kind of corporate crime will not happen again."…Greenpeace and Amnesty are calling for freedom from toxic waste dumping to be a human right…

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