| 07-03-2019

Case Report 2019 / Land Grabbing for Palm Oil in Sierra Leone

Analysis of the SOCFIN Case from a Human Rights Perspective

Since the arrival of multinational agribusiness company SOCFIN in 2011 as part of a large-scale investment in palm oil in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone, social conflict has raged in the Malen Chiefdom.

SOCFIN is controlled by a Belgian businessman (Hubert Fabri) and the French group Bolloré, which has developed a business empire in many parts of Africa. This report found that affected communities who have lost access to and control over their land have been exposed to serious human rights violations and abuses since 2011. 

Access the full report     here.