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Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 22, December 2016

Welcome to our Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin -- highlighting a specific topic each quarter, as well as key developments in corporate legal accountability. The Corporate Legal Accountability hub on our website provides objective, concise information about lawsuits against companies in which human rights abuses are alleged...

Quarterly Highlight: Corporate legal accountability & haze in Indonesia...We recently conducted a mission in Indonesia where we organised a workshop to discuss remedy for transboundary haze and air pollution due to fires set to clear forest for palm oil and other agribusiness operations. Legal, human rights, and environmental advocates working on this issue told us about their efforts to hold companies legally accountable for worsening transboundary haze impacts and to empower human rights lawyers to fully and effectively advocate for victims...Communities in Indonesia are very concerned over haze that has repeatedly blanketed parts of the country and also affected its neighbours Singapore and Malaysia.  The NGO WALHI is planning to sue five companies allegedly responsible for the haze in South Sumatra for its impact on health and livelihoods...

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