Mar 08, 2017

Honduran farmers file lawsuit against the International Finance Corporation

A group of farmers from Honduras’s Bajo Aguan region have filed suit against the International Finance Corporation, the private finance body of the World Bank. According to the plaintiffs, more than 100 people have been murdered in the Bajo Aguan region since 2009 as a result of conflict between the community and a palm oil company, Dinant.  The lawsuit accuses the International Finance Corporation, which has invested in Dinant, of “knowingly profiting from the financing of murder.” For more information about the suit, filed March 7, 2017 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, read the Financial Times story here, coverage from the Guardian here, and the press release from Plaintiffs’ attorneys EarthRights International here.