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United Nations sanctions on Liberian diamonds and timber should not be lifted until the government has gained full control over these resources, Global Witness said in a new report released today. “Under the... read more
China has clamped down on illegal logging in northern Burma by closing its border to the timber trade and ordering Chinese workers to leave the country.[1], [2] This unprecedented move follows a decade of rapacious... read more
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Press release For Immediate Release, 8 March 2006 China must act on pledge to end illegal Burmese timber imports The Chinese government has finally pledged to act to address the rampant trade in illegal timber from... read more
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Global Witness (1) welcomes the findings and recommendations of a report by the Forest Concession Review Committee (FCRC) on Liberia’s forest industry. The report, published in early July 2005, documents extensive... read more
Global Witness (2) today launches 'A Guide to Independent Forest Monitoring' (3), the definitive guide to IFM for governments, donors, and NGOs, based on its pioneering work in Cambodia and Cameroon. The Guide is... read more
A report released on 15 June 2005 by Global Witness (1) titled 'Timber, Taylor, Soldier, Spy' details how uncontrolled exploitation of Liberia’s natural resources, structural violence and interference by former Liberian... read more
The UK, the US and Nigeria are stalling efforts to extradite indicted war criminal and former Liberian president Charles Taylor from Nigeria to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which has charged him with a range of... read more
Global Witness warmly welcomes the recent decision by the World Bank board to authorise an Inspection Panel investigation of its Forest Concession Management and Control Pilot Project in Cambodia (FCMCPP). For five... read more
United Nations sanctions on Liberian diamonds and timber should not be lifted until the government has gained full control over these resources, Global Witness said in a new report released today. “Under the... read more
China has clamped down on illegal logging in northern Burma by closing its border to the timber trade and ordering Chinese workers to leave the country.[1], [2] This unprecedented move follows a decade of rapacious... read more
Download in English/Spanish Download English Version (PDF) Download Spanish Version(PDF) read more
Download in English/Spanish Download English Version (PDF) Download Spanish Version(PDF) read more
Press release For Immediate Release, 8 March 2006 China must act on pledge to end illegal Burmese timber imports The Chinese government has finally pledged to act to address the rampant trade in illegal timber from... read more
owif;xkwfjyefcsuf/ ukefoG,frIydwfyif - 2005ckESpf? atmufwdkbm (18)&uf jrefrmhopf oef;csDqHk;&HI;? w&kwfwGifvrf;qHk; wurÇmvHk;qdkif&moufaoouúm,tzGJYBuD;1ubefaumufNrdKYEdkifiHjcm;owif;axmufrsm;toif;2... read more
Global Witness (1) welcomes the findings and recommendations of a report by the Forest Concession Review Committee (FCRC) on Liberia’s forest industry. The report, published in early July 2005, documents extensive... read more
Global Witness (2) today launches 'A Guide to Independent Forest Monitoring' (3), the definitive guide to IFM for governments, donors, and NGOs, based on its pioneering work in Cambodia and Cameroon. The Guide is... read more
A report released on 15 June 2005 by Global Witness (1) titled 'Timber, Taylor, Soldier, Spy' details how uncontrolled exploitation of Liberia’s natural resources, structural violence and interference by former Liberian... read more
The UK, the US and Nigeria are stalling efforts to extradite indicted war criminal and former Liberian president Charles Taylor from Nigeria to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which has charged him with a range of... read more
Global Witness warmly welcomes the recent decision by the World Bank board to authorise an Inspection Panel investigation of its Forest Concession Management and Control Pilot Project in Cambodia (FCMCPP). For five... read more
Global Witness understands that Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) CEO Doan Nguyen Duc held a press conference during which the company contested evidence in Global Witness’ report ‘Rubber Barons’. This report highlights how the... read more
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