Palm oil rights

Kompas – December 24 2011
Palm oil rights

Skull with gun: Palm oil rights!

Body: Human rights

With 11.5 million hectares of palm oil plantations throughout Indonesia and licenses pending on another 28.9 million hectares, environmental groups predict that disputes will intensify. In 2011 alone there were 664 unresolved land disputes involving palm oil companies, many resulting in the fatal shooting of local people defending their land against police and military employed by companies for security.