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Liberia has burned the furniture to warm the house

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Recent oil deal represents risk for country struggling to recover from the Ebola crisis and restore order in its oil sector

26 February 2015

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UK lawmaker calls for investigation into London-listed oil company over bribery allegations

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:28am
25th February 2015 A leader of a cross-party anti-corruption group of British MPs yesterday called for UK and US authorities to investigate claims that Soco International, a London-listed oil company, may have breached anti-corruption legislation in the course of its work in Africa’s oldest national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

A leader of a cross-party anti-corruption group of British MPs yesterday called for UK and US authorities to investigate claims that Soco International, a London-listed oil company, may have breached anti-corruption legislation in the course of its work in Africa’s oldest national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Wartime timber company DLH penalized for trading illegal Liberian Private Use Permit logs

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:52am
13th February 2015 The Danish timber giant Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH), a company accused of buying conflict timber during Liberia’s civil war, has been stripped of its certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) because it purchased illegal Liberian Private Use Permit (PUP) logs. Responding to a complaint submitted by Global Witness, the world’s largest timber certifier said that DLH can no longer use the FSC brand to claim that its timber is legal and sustainable. Additionally, FSC ruled that if DLH wants to regain its certification it must compensate Liberian communities for damage to their forests. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

The Danish timber giant Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH), a company accused of buying conflict timber during Liberia’s civil war, has been stripped of its certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) because it purchased illegal Liberian Private Use Permit (PUP) logs. Responding to a complaint submitted by Global Witness, the world’s largest timber certifier said that DLH can no longer use the FSC brand to claim that its timber is legal and sustainable.

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奢侈的代价:中国对奢侈红木家具的需求助长数百万美元的柬埔寨木材走私活动

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:01am
6th February 2015 全球见证近期发文披露,中国的红木家具热潮助长了数百万美元的柬埔寨非法木材黑市交易。《奢侈的代价》报告历时8个月,针对柬埔寨仅余珍贵木材的需求进行了隐秘调查;最终揭露了以柬埔寨大亨奥克汗·特里·皮耶(Oknha Try Pheap,音译)为首的非法采伐网络如何在政府、军队、警察和海关人员的包庇下,在各地违规采伐大红酸枝(Siamese Rosewood,学名:交趾黄檀,拉丁文:Dalbergia Cochinchinensis)等珍贵木材并装运香港的情况。 Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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全球见证近期发文披露,中国的红木家具热潮助长了数百万美元的柬埔寨非法木材黑市交易。《奢侈的代价》报告历时8个月,针对柬埔寨仅余珍贵木材的需求进行了隐秘调查;最终揭露了以柬埔寨大亨奥克汗·特里·皮耶(Oknha Try Pheap,音译)为首的非法采伐网络如何在政府、军队、警察和海关人员的包庇下,在各地违规采伐大红酸枝(Siamese Rosewood,学名:交趾黄檀,拉丁文:Dalbergia Cochinchinensis)等珍贵木材并装运香港的情况。

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Danish timber giant kicked out of Forest Stewardship Council certification scheme for trading illegal timber

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:24am
12th February 2015 Danish timber giant Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH) has been expelled from the world’s leading timber certifier, the Forest Stewardship Council, following evidence presented by Global Witness that the company traded illegal timber linked to land grabbing in Liberia. FSC’s finding that DLH followed none of its own due diligence procedures casts serious doubt over law enforcement efforts by Danish authorities responsible for policing the import of illegal timber into Europe. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

Call for Danish and European regulators of the EU’s illegal timber ban to answer for potential failures to enforce rules against the Danish “conflict timber” trader

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Drug cartels, terrorist financing risk and sanctioned regimes also on HSBC’s books under Lord Green

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:21am
11th February 2015 The HSBC tax scandal shows that UK law needs to be changed so that senior bankers are held criminally responsible when they oversee their institutions repeatedly breaking the law Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

Systemic failure to stop money laundering or comply with US laws shows need for sanctions for senior executives at big banks

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The HSBC tax scandal shows that UK law needs to be changed so that senior bankers are held criminally responsible when they oversee their institutions repeatedly breaking the law, said Global Witness today.

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Two Worlds Collide - How construction in Japan is driving destruction in Malaysia's last rainforests

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:07am
8th December 2014 How construction in Japan is driving destruction in Malaysia's last rainforests. Will Japan change its ways ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off How construction in Japan is driving destruction in Malaysia's last rainforests. Will Japan change its ways ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

联合国新报告指出:行业清理行动,难清冲突黄金国际交易

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:59am
20th January 2015 Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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据昨天联合国发布的一份报告称,偷运出刚果民主共和国(以下简称“刚果(金)”)的黄金,其中有些来自叛乱地区,去年通过乌干达和阿联酋在国际市场上销售。

联合国专家组对刚果(金)的调查基于一项为期一年的研究。证据显示在叛军控制矿区开采的黄金被卖给了乌干达交易商。其中一个交易商还在2014年将这种贵金属正式出口到迪拜;根据该报告,在阿联酋销售来自刚果(金)的黄金 “没有任何困难”。 

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Conflict gold sold on international markets despite sector clean up says new UN report

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:14pm
20th January 2015 Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published yesterday by the United Nations. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published yesterday by the United Nations.

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