Indigenous groups file lawsuit against French Retailer over Amazon rainforest destruction

Indigenous groups file lawsuit against French Retailer over Amazon rainforest destruction

A lawsuit has been filed against retail group Casino at the French Court by the indigenous activists for land grabs and deforestation in the Amazon.

The indigenous activists who have filed a lawsuit against the retail group are backed by the environmental groups from France and the US.

This lawsuit comes as an action against the deforestation, and loss of land and livelihood allegedly caused by the company in two of its biggest market, Brazil, and Columbia.

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In coalition with environment groups from France and the US, the indigenous activists allege a systemic violation of human rights and environmental laws in the company’s Latin America supply chain.

The coalition of the environmental groups and indigenous activists are demanding euro 3.1 million as compensation against damage created by the company.

“We want [Casino] to respect its environmental obligations by adopting new measures for the environment and to pay damages to indigenous communities for the harm they have suffered,” said Sébastien Mabile, a lawyer for the coalition, in an interview with FRANCE 24.

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