World Rainforest Movement

UK must prosecute British companies violating human rights in Liberia

The NGO Traidcraft Exchange released a report on January 2020 focused on the Equatorial Palm Oil, which is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. The report entitled “Our Land: Land Grabbing in Liberia and the Case for a New UK Law” found Equatorial Palm Oil’s industrial plantations violated local people’s right to their land and are pushing them further into poverty and have not been made to account for it. The company enjoys the economic and legal stability and access to investment that comes with being registered in the UK. The report concludes, “If UK companies are acting with impunity overseas, they should be tried in UK courts for their human rights violations,” and this should be legally regulated. Read an article on the report in English here  and here.