Uganda: NGOs bring landmark case against Total

Issue 419 - 10 Jul 2020
An appeal hearing in a case brought by six NGOs against Total over its activities in Uganda has been adjourned until 28 October. The case is the first to be brought under France’s 2017 Corporate Duty of Vigilance law, and the NGOs hope to establish a precedent with wider implications for Total and other international companies. On 30 January, the Nanterre high court declined jurisdiction in favour of the commercial court. The NGOs’ appeal against this decision opened at the Versailles Court of Appeal on 24 June and was adjourned.

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