EarthRights Intl. says Korean Govt. "fails to investigate Korean corporations' involvement in abuses in Burma"

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15 June 2009

[PDF] A Governance Gap: The Failure of the Korean Government to hold Korean Corporations Accountable to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Regarding Violations in Burma

Author: EarthRights International (ERI) and the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM)

In late 2008, representatives from EarthRights International (ERI) and the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM) traveled to Seoul, Korea to file a 48-page Korean-language complaint with the Government of Korea regarding violations of the Guidelines by Daewoo and KOGAS in Burma...the complaint was uniformly rejected by the Korean National Contact Point (NCP) tasked with promoting the Guidelines. The Korean government sided completely and uncritically with Daewoo International and KOGAS on every aspect of the complaint...This report explains why and how that decision was gravely erroneous and suggests recommendations to the OECD to improve the effectiveness of the Guidelines. [also refers to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE)]

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14 June 2009

Korean Government Fails to Investigate Korean Corporations’ Involvement in Abuses in Burma

Author: EarthRights International (ERI)

The Korean government is failing to hold Korean corporations accountable for abuses connected to natural gas development in military ruled Burma, according to a report released today by EarthRights International (ERI) and the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM).

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