[QODLink]
PEOPLE & POWER
Dumping ground
The legal case pitting 30,000 Ivorians against one of the world's largest oil traders.
Last Modified: 21 May 2009 15:16 GMT

In the largest class action in British history, human rights lawyer, Martyn Day, is representing 30,000 Ivorians against the world's third-largest oil trader, Trafigura.

The law suit alleges that the company neglected its duty of care when disposing of tonnes of toxic material that was illicitly dumped on the streets of Abidjan, the largest city in the Ivory Coast, with appalling consequences.

In the first film of Corporations on Trial - People & Power's special series on the use and abuse of corporate power by some of the world's largest multinationals - Juliana Ruhfus investigates the origins of the case and looks at some of the reactions to it.


This episode of People & Power aired from Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the following times GMT: Wednesday: 0600, 1230; Thursday: 0130, 1400, 1930; Friday: 0630, 1630; Saturday: 0330, 2030; Sunday: 0030, 0530; Monday: 0830.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
Since independence, Zimbabwe has faced food shortages, hyperinflation - and several political crises.
After a sit-in protest at Poland's parliament, lawmakers are set to raise government aid to carers of disabled youth.
A vocal minority in Ukraine's east wants to join Russia, and Kiev has so far been unable to put down the separatists.
Iran's government has shifted its take on 'brain drain' but is the change enough to reverse the flow?
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
join our mailing list