Taipei Times: Vietnamese plaintiffs to fight dismissal of FPG case

After efforts to take the group to court in Vietnam met with government intervention, the fishers brought their case to Taiwan , hoping to receive justice… the district court had accepted NT$1.2 million (US$39,234) in payment for the case, but on Wednesday dismissed the suit on grounds that it had no jurisdiction over it…

The case has drawn significant international attention and the court’s decision is severely flawed, as it did not even consider the claims of both parties before dismissing the case…

fidh Statement: Urgent resolution on environmental justice in Vietnam

Tổ chức Liên Đoàn Quốc Tế Nhân Quyền Thay Mặt cho Hội Công Lý Cho Nạn Nhân Formosa và Các Tổ chức tranh đấu cho Nhân Quyền trên thế giới gửi Thỉnh Nguyện Thư Khẩn Cấp tới tòa Thượng Thẩm Đài Loan và nhà nước Cộng sản Việt Nam:
* Đòi công lý, bồi thường thỏa đáng cho nạn nhân
* Làm sạch vùng biển bị ô nhiễm tại 4 tỉnh miền Trung VN.
* Thả vô điều kiện và lập tức các tù nhân lương tâm.
Tổ chức này có 184 thành viên từ 112 Quốc gia và phương châm của họ là “Chúng Tôi Không Sợ”.

Postcards from a poisoned coast: Vietnam’s people-smuggling heartland

Opportunities for local employment have been hampered by environmental disaster.

Sandwiched between thin sandy beaches and herds of buffalo wallowing in rice paddies, the smoking chimneys of the Formosa Steel plant dominate this small corner of Ha Tinh province.

The steel mill, owned by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics, was blamed by Hanoi in 2016 for causing one of Vietnam’s worst environmental disasters when a chemical leak poisoned coastal waters, unleashing widespread protests and damaging livelihoods.

Press release: Taipei District Court Dismissed the Case against FPG for lack of Jurisdiction,  Vietnamese Plaintiffs File the Appeal to Challenge on Jurisdictional Grounds

The lawsuit against Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) for the marine disaster in Vietnam was ruled by the Taipei District Court as not falling within its jurisdiction (after the plaintiffs paid 1.2 million NTD court fee). The plaintiffs decide to file an appeal to the Taipei District Court on Oct 24, and their lawyers will request…