Tate & Lyle Sugars (part of American Sugar Refining)

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In July 2010, Tate & Lyle announced the sale of its sugar refining business to American Sugar Refining.

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4 June 2015

Natl. Human Rights Commission of Thailand confirms human rights abuses in Koh Kong sugar plantation in Cambodia

Author: EarthRights International

"Human Rights Violations in Koh Kong Sugar Plantation Confirmed by Thai Human Rights Commission", 3 Jun 2015...

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27 October 2014

Cambodia: Evictees in land dispute claim Thai company made them sign compensation agreements they can’t read – includes company comments

Author: Aun Pheap & Zsombor Peter, Cambodia Daily

“Evictees Sign Payout Deal They Can’t Read”, 27 October 2014...

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7 October 2014

Cambodians claim land grabs are crime against humanity [Subscription only]

Author: Michael Peel, Financial Times

A petition to be filed at The Hague on Tuesday against a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in the southeast Asian country raises the stakes for land disputes by arguing that systematic illegal seizures can be a crime against...

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2 April 2014

Blood sugar: Made in Cambodia

Author: Mu Sochua, Member of Parliament in Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

…Cambodia is facing a human-rights crisis in the form of land grabbing and often-violent forced evictions by sugarcane plantations whose crops are destined for the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the European Union. As a consequence of the EU’s...

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2 December 2013

Human rights impact assessment of the EU Everything But Arms initiative in Cambodia – includes EU response

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

...The report “Bittersweet Harvest: A Human Rights Impact Assessment of the European Union‘s Everything But Arms Initiative in Cambodia” [by NGOs Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International] finds that, in the absence of effective human...

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28 November 2013

How about a SLAPP for your trouble?

Author: Sudeep Chakravarti, Livemint.com (India)

Strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP, is one of several retaliatory mechanisms increasingly used against defenders of human rights…The Resource Centre discusses these and other matters and provides a global situation report in its...

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26 November 2013

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The goal of the Annual Briefing is to help a wide audience understand what has been happening in different parts of the world. First, it examines global trends in corporate legal accountability such as barriers to accessing judicial remedies;...

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26 June 2013

Bonsucro sugar trade association to reconsider Tate & Lyle’s membership after complaint from Cambodian farmers of alleged forced displacement & inadequate compensation

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26 June 2013

Case profile: Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Tate & Lyle and T&L Sugars Limited (a subsidiary of American Sugar Refining) in the UK. The plaintiffs maintain that they remain the legal owners of the land on...

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26 June 2013

Group Considers Complaint Against Sugar Giant [Cambodia]

Author: Zsombor Peter, Cambodia Daily

A London-based sugar trade association aiming to promote a more ethical and sustainable industry will meet early next month to consider a request from Cambodian farmers that it eject U.K.-based sugar firm Tate & Lyle from the group unless it gives...

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