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4 Dez 2015

Laurie Goering, Reuters

Philippines takes up complaint of human rights violations by oil firms

Responding to a complaint filed by typhoon victims, a Philippines human rights commission agreed…to look into whether large international fossil fuel companies are violating the human rights of its citizens by driving climate change…

Cadiz [Roberto Cadiz, a member of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines] said the commission would launch an inquiry in the first quarter of 2016…

"Companies fear nothing more than a lawsuit. The best way to get their attention is to say we have a legal basis for a claim and we're going to bring a lawsuit," said Gregory Regaignon, a lawyer and research director of the U.K.-based Business and Human Rights Resource Center, which looks at the human rights implications of company action.

The aim is to "reach companies where their assets are," he said. "That's what they care about most, and how we're going to reach remedies."…

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