On 20 August 2006, the people of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, woke to find that foul-smelling, toxic waste had been dumped in their city. UK company Trafigura Ltd coordinated the operations that led to the dumping. This briefing details the UK’s response to Amnesty International’s call for a criminal investigation into Trafigura Ltd for its role in these events. The briefing also details wider failings in the UK justice system for tackling corporate crime as exposed by the UK’s response and makes recommendations to the UK government on how to address them.
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