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…
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…
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.
THE DECISION of the Taipei District Court in mid-October to dismiss a lawsuit filed by close to 8,000 Vietnamese fishermen against Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics claim proves an appalling move where Taiwan’s international human rights record is concerned.
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.
40th FIDH Congress – 2019 – Taiwan – Urgent Resolution on Environmental Justice in Vietnam Submitted by: Taiwan Association for Human Rights FIDH, meeting on the occasion of its 40th Congress in Taipei, Taiwan Noting that in April 2016, over 300 tons of /sh died in four provinces of the North Central Region of Vietnam:…
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…
The Vietnamese government should establish a national research program focusing on the long-term ecological consequences and the recovery of the coastal and marine habitats.
Infamous FHS Polluted Ocean
VIETNAMESE PEOPLE ACCUSE FPC OVERSEAS OF OCEAN POLLUTION
Press Conference for Indictment in Taiwan against Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation for Ocean Pollution
On 11 June 2019, a group of 7,875 Vietnamese plaintiffs launched a lawsuit at the Taipei District Court against the firm Formosa Plastic and eighteen other companies, including China Steel, Japanese steelmaker JFE, related offshore addresses, and their subsidiary company in Vietnam, Formosa Ha Tinh Steel, as well as five chief executives. The plaintiffs seek…