Amnesty International UK: Memorandum of Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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8 April 2009

Shell Nigeria - Issues

Author: Shell

As a global group of companies we have a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen: to listen and respond to all points of view. In this section we aim to explain our position on these issues:
The Ogoni issue - Shell Nigeria's community programme in Ogoni continues.
Human Rights - Shell Companies in Nigeria operate the policy of respect for fundamental human rights and continue to improve relationships with host communities.

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1 May 2009

[DOC] Amnesty International UK: Memorandum of Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Author: Amnesty International UK

Amnesty International recommends that far-reaching reforms are implemented to the legal and institutional framework in the UK...First, Amnesty International refers to the submission by the Corporate Responsibility (CORE) coalition, and supports the call for an independent UK Commission on Business, Human Rights and the Environment. Second, we argue that an overarching cohesive government approach to human rights must be implemented...Third, the UK should ensure clarity when discussing human rights and should not conflate human rights with corporate social responsibility (CSR). Fourth, it is argued that more can and should be done to assist those whose human rights have been abused by UK companies to gain access to effective remedies. [refers to Shell]

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