UK giving green light for corporate crime
On 20 August 2006, the people of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, woke to find that foul-smelling, toxic waste had been dumped in their city. UK company Trafigura Ltd coordinated the operations that led to the dumping.
Amnesty International’s new briefing details their call for a criminal investigation into Trafigura Ltd for its role in these events, and the UK’s disappointing refusal to act.
The briefing also details wider failings in the UK justice system for tackling corporate crime as exposed by the UK’s response, and makes recommendations to the UK government on how to address them.