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Trafigura guilty verdict upheld in toxic waste dumping case

Headline Title:  Trafigura guilty verdict upheld 23 December 2011 A Dutch court’s decision to uphold a guilty verdict against the multinational company, Trafigura, for illegally exporting toxic waste is an important step towards justice for the thousands of people affected by the dumping in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International said today.A judge rejected Trafigura’s appeal against its previous conviction for illegally delivering hazardous waste to Amsterdam while concealing its true nature, and for exporting the waste to Côte D’Ivoire in 2006.“This is a damning verdict against Trafigura…

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