Speech of Rev. Nguyen Van Hung, Representative of the Justice for Formosa’s Victims (JFFV) At the Press Conference at Taiwan Supreme Court on April 17, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, On March 20, 2020, the Higher Court of Taiwan dismissed a lawsuit filed by 7,875 victims of an environmental disaster caused by Ha Tinh Steel Formosa Corporation. The victims have been grieved and disappointed by the district and higher courts’ decision to not hear the case against the Formosa Group for their…

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.

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…