Daewoo International (part of Posco)

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Daewoo International was acquired by Posco in August 2010.

Daewoo Group broke up during 1999-2002 into a number of companies, including Daewoo International. Please see also our separate sections on GM Daewoo Auto & Technology, Daewoo Electronics and Daewoo Group, each of which is separate from Daewoo International.

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19 March 2012

Burma’s Resource Wealth: Transparent As Oil?

Author: Hanna Hindstrom of Democratic Voice of Burma in Eurasia Review

Burma ranks third from last on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index…with land-grabbing and human rights abuses continuing unabated. Earlier this month, nine activists were arrested…for participating in a global day of action...

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1 January 2012

[PDF] The Global Land Rush: What This Means for Customary Land Rights-Rights to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of Customary Land Tenure in Africa [scroll to p. 65]

Author: Liz Alden Wily, Rights and Resources Initiative [USA]

The sharp rise in large scale north-south land acquisition...[has been] triggered by the global oil and food crises... Often the most valuable land assets of rural communities are reallocated...[D]irect evictions and loss of farmlands [are] occurring...

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14 December 2011

Burma: NGOs organise "Global Day of Action Against the Shwe and China-Burma Pipelines Project", March 1

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14 December 2011

Response by Daewoo International (part of Posco): Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence, deaths in construction of gas pipeline.

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14 December 2011

Shwe Gas Movement report: "Sold Out: Launch of China pipeline project unleashes abuse across Burma" - includes company responses, Shwe Gas Movement's rejoinder

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 5 September Shwe Gas Movement...issued the report: "Sold Out: Launch of China pipeline project unleashes abuse across Burma". The report alleges human rights abuses taking place in the construction of the Shwe gas pipeline, including displacement,...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] A Comprehensive Report to better understand the Shwe Project [Burma]

Author: Daewoo International [part of Posco]

Since we began operations in Myanmar in the 1980s, Daewoo has been committed to abiding by...global standards and we are determined to grow together with local and international communities respecting international standards in all our operations.....

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30 November 2011

Clinton in Myanmar May Augur Opening After Apple, Pepsi Exit

Author: Daniel Ten Kate, Bloomberg [USA]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s arrival...in Myanmar may give Western companies an opening to return to the former dictatorship...Until now neighboring China, India and Thailand have accounted for most of the investment into Myanmar, pouring more...

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Company response
26 October 2011

Response by Daewoo International (part of Posco): Shwe Gas Movement report claims displacement, forced labour, violence, deaths in the construction of the gas pipeline.

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15 June 2011

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

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...

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Company response
15 June 2011

Response by Daewoo International (part of Posco): Daewoo Intl. connected to abuses at Shwe pipeline, according to the EarthRights International report.

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