Briefing Document / Nov. 18, 2009

Bankrolling Brutality - Why European timber company DLH should be held to account for profiting from Liberian conflict timber

Global Witness and Sherpa, along with Greenpeace France, Amis de la Terre, and a prominent Liberian activist, have lodged a complaint before the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Nantes against Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman (DLH), one of the world's leading international timber and wood products wholesalers. The organisations allege that during the civil war in Liberia between 2001-2003, DLH bought timber from Liberian companies that provided support to Charles Taylor's brutal regime.

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Read previous Global Witness reports on Liberia:

The Usual Suspects

Back to the Future

Logging Off

Taylor Made