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22 Sep 2009

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letter to editor of Guardian [UK] by Exec. Director John Morrison; blog post by Director of Policy Salil Tripathi, both of Institute for Human Rights & Business

Senior staff comments on Trafigura Case

[Tripathi:] As incidents of industrial pollution, human rights abuses, the quest for justice, and ultimate settlement go, the Trafigura case is a milestone. Its remarkable trajectory reinforces the urgent need for greater transparency and accountability in the way companies operate in our increasingly globalised world... three things stand out from this tragic saga. The role of the U.N. human rights mechanisms and the media; the company’s legal challenges against those who questioned its conduct; and the lack of an accountability framework.

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