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Artikel

1 Okt 2004

Autor*in:
Sir Geoffrey Chandler, Founder-Chair, Amnesty International UK Business Group 1991-2001 and a former Director of Shell International, in Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL)

[PDF] Oil and Human Rights

The growth of oil wealth in many developing countries has fuelled the ability of governments to invest in armaments, to engage in the construction of buildings for prestige rather than utility, and to transform small-scale corruption into personal or political gain on a scale hitherto undreamt of at the cost of social equity and political stability...Protection of human rights now lies at the core of security of supply. [refers to Shell, BP, Statoil, Norsk Hydro, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, Talisman, Unocal]

Part of the following stories

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Talisman lawsuit (re Sudan)

Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)