Arsenal F.C. are ‘ yellow card ‘ on the link to suspected human rights violations
The clubs ignored the concerns about Vietnam’s Institute of land partners grabbing and human rights violations
Arsenal F.C. appear not to block an important partner companies in Vietnam Academy of trading on its name while allegedly widespread violations of environmental and human rights in Cambodia and Laos, said global witness today.
Giant rubber Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) and the Vietnam rubber Group (VRG) are accused of causing huge losses of society and the environment in and around the city of plantation in Cambodia and Laos, according to the report, global witness in 2013 and rubber magnate, film. At the time, both companies are committed to consider the social and environmental impact of the operations in Cambodia and Laos and take action to resolve any issues would be found. However, reports received from both companies in January showed that the company did not make any effort to make genuine commitments to it or has any intention of doing so.
Meanwhile, the German President of the US have used the media to so many business companies close relations with arsenal. Media reports state that the US is the main distributor of Club for goods in Vietnam, while the partners also include the HAGL-Arsenal JMG Academy, and saw the Club play a poker Vietnam on a recent trip was sponsored by the company. US President uses this to promote the company’s image and publicly disputed findings of global witness. Germany has been reported in the press as saying that the results were “90 percent”, before claiming “you can see that the team has to, no? Nothing has happened. ”
Megan MacInnes from global witness said: “Although this is not the first time that US and VRG has promised to act but did not do anything, we are really shocked how bad these reports is. Our investigation shows how both companies often bulldozing farms and ruining lives-this shows they have no interest in actually cleaning up their act. Instead, HAGL of Chairman Duc is far more interested in the use of the Arsenal name to wash of companies in the media, and the Club seems happy to let him do the same. ”
Global witness contacted Arsenal with his concerns after results of rubber Barons is picked up by the fans, who’ve been blogging and started a petition asking that the club broke all ties to US. Arsenal replied that it did not know about the allegations, and his relationship with the Club was effectively ended in 2008.
The Club has since clarified the global witness to US that remain a part of the Club much talent Scouting network but in association with companies related to US by funding a match on tour in 2013 of the Arsenal of Vietnam, and do not use the name arsenal were level for some time.
“Arsenal initially said we do not participate with US, but their trip was sponsored by the company, they’re collaborating on the Oscar and the Club’s name plastered on all of US,” Mr MacInnes. “There is no excuse for this fudging the company initiated the people of the land in the agreement that they know nothing about, and then the armed security forces be used to protect the plantations, there have been many human rights violations. If arsenal wants to be seen as a credible and active in the area, it was clear up its position and publicly to end all relationships with US. ”
International investors in the US and has a deep well VRG reports as a test of both the company’s intent and will be very disappointed to see the results so far. Should investors publicly threatened to separate from both companies if they don’t clean up their act at the end of June 2013.
Rubber Barons provided testimony and evidence of land grabbing, the lack of consultation with the community, the non-payment of compensation and the regular use of security forces to protect the plantations in Cambodia. The large area of intact forest are said to be protected have been deleted, contrary to law, protect forests and clear the collusion with corrupt elite of Cambodia.
Despite promising to investigate the matter, reports of HAGL simply States “there is no land disputes between US and the locals” and “HAGL’s project does not harm the livelihoods of the local people as well as society and the environment in the region” without providing any evidence to back this up. VRG’s statements denying the existence of any dispute, but then goes on to say “it is not possible to determine the cultivation land, belonging to local people