[Earth Rights International] Demands Daewoo and KOGAS Conduct Impact Assessments [Burma]

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Company non-response
13 December 2006

Daewoo International (part of Posco) did not respond to: Earthrights Intl. calls on sponsors of Shwe gas pipeline to conduct environmental & human rights impact assessments; 15 Korean NGOs raise concerns about project.

Article
6 December 2006

Company website: "Daewoo says up to 10 Tcf of gas in 3 Myanmar fields"

Author: Daewoo International

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Article
6 December 2006

company website: "KOGAS"

Author: KOGAS

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Company non-response
4 December 2006

KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation) did not respond to: Earthrights Intl. calls on sponsors of Shwe gas pipeline to conduct environmental & human rights impact assessments; 15 Korean NGOs raise concerns about project.

Article
4 December 2006

[Earth Rights International] Demands Daewoo and KOGAS Conduct Impact Assessments [Burma]

Author: EarthRights Intl

EarthRights International and the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM-FOE Korea) issued letters to Daewoo and KOGAS regarding their concerns for the Shwe Gas Project in Burma...call[ing] on the companies to conduct environmental impact assessments in compliance with international law, as well as social and human rights impact assessments...ERI and KFEM expressed concerns that...the Shwe Gas Project is following the same path as the Yadana-Yetagun Project which involved serious human rights violations and severe environmental degradation as a result of Total and Unocal’s partnership with Burma’s military junta. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Daewoo to respond to the concerns, but it declined to respond]

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Article
29 November 2006

Daewoo International - Commodity & Energy Division

Author: Daewoo International

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Article
15 November 2006

Demonstrators Protest Daewoo, Shwe Gas Project [South Korea]

Author: Khun Sam, Irrawaddy

A new round of demonstrations against Daewoo International Corp were held on Wednesday in front of company offices and South Korean embassies around the world for the company’s involvement in the Shwe gas fields off Burma’s western coast...there have been reports that local fishing rights have been revoked to make room for gas exploration and development, and there are widespread reports of forced labor and other human rights abuses in Arakan and Chin states.

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Article
15 November 2006

[PDF] [Text of letter from South Korean NGOs demanding Daewoo International, KOGAS (Korean Gas Corporation) and the Korean government to protect labor, human rights and environmental rights for the Shwe Gas Development Project in Burma]

Author: Fifteen So. Korean human rights, labour & civil society organizations

On the Third International Action Day against Shwe Gas Development Project in Burma, we demand the following...We strongly urge that Daewoo International, KOGAS and the Korean government should immediately look into the current situation of labor, human and environmental rights of local people in relation to Shwe gas project and present measures against expected human rights violations and environmental disruption...Daewoo International should make it clear about all the suspicions of exporting strategic items to Burma and about gas development. [also refers to Total, Unocal (part of Chevron)]

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