Selection of cases

Complaint about dumping of Probo Koala's toxic cargo

the Court of Appeal in The Hague heard Trafigura in the complaint procedure initiated by Greenpeace concerning the dumping of toxic cargo off the Probo Koala in Ivory Coast.

The Court of Appeal will continue with the complaint procedure on 24 November 2010. 

Court sentences Trafigura to a 1 million euro fine

The court in Amsterdam sentenced Trafigura Beheer BV to a 1 million euro fine for exporting harmful waste to Ivory Coast and for delivering the health-endangering goods in Amsterdam while concealing their harmful nature. A Trafigura employee and the captain of the toxic waste vessel, the Probo Koala, were also sentenced.

On 16 September 2009, Liesbeth Zegveld and Michiel Pestman  filed a complaint with the Court of Appeal in The Hague on behalf of Greenpeace on account of the failure to prosecute the criminal offences committed by Trafigura in Ivory Coast.