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3 Mär 2022

Vanguard News (Uganda)

Activists urge East African Court of Justice to stop construction of oil pipeline due to environmental & human rights risks

"Courts have a duty to play in stopping EACOP- Activists to EACJ"

Environmental and human rights (groups) activists have reminded the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) that courts of law have a duty to play in stopping the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). The activists warned that courts’ image will be at stake should they go against the environment and rule in favor of Multinational oil companies in the PEOPLE VS EACOP CASE... In this particular case, the applicants filed an application for a temporary injunction to stop the EACOP project from commencing or to maintain the status quo until the main application is heard and determined...

French oil company TotalEnergies and majority state owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) recently signed an agreement to build a 1,443 km pipeline, the world’s longed heated Crude oil pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania. EACOP will increase the severity of the global climate emergency by transporting oil that will generate over 34 million tons of carbon emissions each. This is on top of threatening to displace thousands more of families and farmers from their land...