LCT / 18-001
Complainant: Association des personnes victimes d’érosion côtière
Date Filed: August 22nd, 2018
Last update: January 16th, 2019
Case Status: Preliminary Review
Lomé Container Terminal S.A. operates a transshipment container terminal at the coast of Lomé in Togo.
The complaint comprises concerns about the site selection of the project near to the community and environmental impacts predominantly derived from coastal erosion, including economic impacts, destruction of homes and significant cultural impacts.
The panel assessed the information provided to it. On October 8th, 2018 it determined that the complaint was admissible under the criteria of the Independent Complaints Mechanism Policy (2017), with the exception of having sufficient evidence from the named complainants that they represent the community. The complainants submitted such additional evidence on October 17th, 2018.
According to the rules of the Independent Complaints Mechanism contractual arrangements with the client should be there to allow for the processing of the complaint. As the financing agreement was concluded before the start of the ICM, such arrangements were missing. In December 2018 they were put in place.
The Independent Expert Panel has started a preliminary review of the complaint. In consulting and seeking further information from the complainants, it will take decisions on the appropriateness of mediation and compliance review and also determine what sequence should be applied.