Burma: EarthRights report alleges Chinese, Korean, Indian oil firms linked to abuses at Shwe pipeline - includes company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 15 June 2011

On 29 March 2011 EarthRights International released a report, entittled "The Burma-China Pipelines: Human Rights Violations, Applicable Law, and Revenue Secrecy", which "link[ed] major Chinese and Korean companies to widespread land confiscation, and cases of forced labor, arbitrary arrest, detention and torture, and violations of indigenous rights connected to the Shwe natural gas project and oil transport projects in Burma"...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies named in the report to respond to the...report, as well as these related items...China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) did not respond. CNPC's website features a press release in Chinese stating its view of its investment in the pipeline. An unofficial summary translation of the press release by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is available here...Daewoo International responded...GAIL did not respond...KOGAS responded...MOGE declined to respond; ONGC did not respond...

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Related companies: Daewoo International (part of Posco) GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd.) KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation) Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation)