The Hague dismisses case against Dutch firms accused of using North Korean labor | NK News
June 15, 2024
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The Hague dismisses case against Dutch firms accused of using North Korean labor

Appeals court finds no direct evidence shipbuilders profited from human trafficking of DPRK workers at Polish shipyards

The Hague appeals court has dismissed a case against two Dutch shipbuilding companies accused of profiting from North Korean forced laborers.

The Amsterdam-based nonprofit La Strada International had filed a complaint against the two unnamed firms for allegedly acquiring vessels from Polish shipyards that it knew employed DPRK workers, but the Hague Court of Appeal concluded that there is not enough evidence to “establish a direct link between those offenses and the accused companies,” according to the nonprofit.

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