Recent oil deal represents risk for country struggling to recover from the Ebola crisis and restore order in its oil sector
26 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.
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.
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。
Danish timber giant kicked out of Forest Stewardship Council certification scheme for trading illegal timber
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
Systemic failure to stop money laundering or comply with US laws shows need for sanctions for senior executives at big banks
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.
Two Worlds Collide - How construction in Japan is driving destruction in Malaysia's last rainforests
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.