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Book documents indigenous peoples' experience with access to remedy for corporate abuses

The book includes an overview of the theoretical and legal framework pertaining to indigenous peoples' access to remedy, followed by comparative case studies from Latin America, Africa and Asia.  It concludes with a series of concrete recommendations, which are primarily targeted at States and companies. The case studies are based on experiences of indigenous peoples from Colombia, Peru, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Tanzania and Kenya in attempting to seek access to remedy in the context of business related impacts on their human rights.

It is edited by Dr Cathal M. Doyle of Middlesex University Business School and contains a foreword by Pavel Sulyandziga, member of the UN Working Group on business & human rights.

The book refers to allegations linked to the following companies.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies to respond if a previous response by the company was not available.  All companies are welcome to provide further comments:

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Company response
14 January 2014

Response by Pluspetrol: Companies to go ahead with gas exploration project despite UN warnings over the threats posed to the vulnerable indigenous populations.

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Company response
2 December 2013

Response from Sarawak Energy

Author: Haniza A. Hamid, Sarawak Energy

…[T]here is no ‘blockade’ at the Murum HEP [Hydroelectric Project]...[A]ll 353 families affected...have been relocated to the new resettlement villages…The RAP [Resettlement Action Plan] provides the affected community a level of compensation in terms of land, infrastructure and cash support that is significantly greater than any similar scheme…Sarawak Energy has also consulted with the indigenous population from Murum…In 2011, SEB became one of the first hydropower developers in the world to voluntarily adopt, and incorporate within its project development model, the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol…

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Company response
1 May 2012

Sarawak Energy response re alleged displacement of indigenous communities by Baram mega dam

Author: Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

I absolutely reject the latest personal attacks outlined in Bruno Manser Fund’s (BMF) press release...Sarawak Energy...ha[s] committed to genuine, transparent engagement with communities likely to be affected by future hydropower developments including Baram...There is no evidence that anonymous quotes contained in the BMF release are in anyway indicative of the views of the broader community in Baram. Indeed, Sarawak Energy’s own process of community engagement has found that most of the people in communities potentially affected by the Baram Dam are either open minded or positively disposed to the development.

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