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Investment treaties allow for claims against Indonesia for haze, says law firm

There is a case to be made if govt had ability to prevent the fires: Dechert

An Indonesian soldier drags a hose while fighting a peatland fire in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra province on the island of Sumatra September 30, 2015.


INVESTORS who claim under an investment treaty can hold Indonesia or its government accountable for damage caused by fires it had the ability to prevent, said global law firm Dechert LLP in an update on whether the haze violates international law.

It said the failure by a...

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