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22 Feb 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide the following preliminary observations in advance of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women’s half- day of general discussion on the gendered-dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change on 29 February 2016.

18 Aug 2014 description

Experts available for interview on anniversary of waste dump

Dozens of local residents have told Amnesty International they fear the long-term health impact of toxic waste belonging to multinational oil trader Trafigura dumped in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, exactly eight years ago tomorrow.

25 Sep 2012 description

Amnesty International et Greenpeace demandent l'ouverture d'une enquête pénale

Trafigura, multinationale responsable du déversement en 2006 de déchets toxiques à Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), à la suite duquel plus de 100 000 personnes ont dû se faire soigner, doit faire l'objet d'une enquête pénale au Royaume-Uni, concluent Amnesty International et Greenpeace International dans un nouveau rapport rendu public mardi 25 septembre 2012.

25 Sep 2012 description

Report slams failure to prevent toxic waste dumping in West Africa

Amnesty International and Greenpeace call for criminal investigation

Trafigura, the multinational company behind the 2006 dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, resulting in over 100,000 people seeking medical assistance, must be criminally investigated in the UK, Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands conclude in a major new report released today.

22 Jun 2012 description

Realizing human rights and achieving sustainable development are inter-dependent and mutually-reinforcing goals. States must ensure that the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development recognizes the centrality of human rights to sustainable development and reaffirms the international human rights framework.