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Don’t shun responsibility in Jatigede Dam

"Don’t shun responsibility in Jatigede Dam", 26 Aug 2015

The Chinese company Sinohydro recently responded to an invitation to clarify its position regarding the Jatigede Dam in West Java by an NGO, the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, on its website. The response leaves one wondering whether all businesses would say the same thing every time they faced the implications of their operations. Yes, it is not their responsibility to protect human rights, it is the state’s duty. But every stakeholder in the dam project should be responsible for either protecting and respecting people’s human rights or providing access to remedy for those people affected. The state and businesses are collectively responsible for their actions regarding their involvement in development activities that they engage in for the sake of “social welfare”...

Don’t shun responsibility
in Jatigede Dam
Don’t shun responsibility
in Jatigede Dam

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