GI-ESCR advocates for accountability to extra-territorial human rights obligations
The GI-ESCR intervened with a Parallel Report to the Human Rights Committee regarding violations of Germany's extra-territorial obligation to protect human rights by not regulating or holding accountable a German corporation involved in forced evictions in Uganda. The report covers the forced eviction of the villages of Kitemba, Luwunga, Kijunga and Kirymakole in the Mubende District of Uganda that were carried out in 2001 on behalf of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe to make way for a coffee plantation.
The Report concludes that Germany violated its extra-territorial obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to protect human rights by failing to regulate Neumann Kaffee Gruppe and for failing to investigate and appropriately sanction Neumann Kaffee Group for its complicity in the forced evictions. To date those evicted continue to live in extreme poverty due to their forced eviction and have been unable to realize their right to a remedy in either Uganda or Germany.
Read the Parallel Report HERE.
For more information on the Mubende forced eviction see FIAN Background information HERE.