EarthRights says Norway "complicit" in human rights abuses in Burma through its investment in oil firms operating there

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Company non-response
16 February 2011

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) did not respond to: CNPC allegedly complicit in abuses such as forced labor, killings, and land confiscation in Burma.

Article
19 January 2011

EarthRights report on Norwegian Govt. investments in companies active in Burma - Company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

A December 2011 EarthRights report accused the Norwegian Government of complicity in human rights abuses in Burma, through the government pension fund's investments in companies operating in Burma... Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 15 companies named in the report to respond

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Company non-response
19 January 2011

GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd.) did not respond to: EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in Burma through investment in oil companies operating there including Gail of India.

Company response
19 January 2011

Response by Chevron: EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in Burma through investment in oil companies operating there, including Chevron.

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Company response
19 January 2011

Response by CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation): EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in Burma through investment in oil companies operating there including CNOOC.

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Company response
19 January 2011

Response by Total: EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in Burma through investment in oil companies operating there including Total

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Article
16 December 2010

Norwegian Finance Ministry’s response to Burma accusations - Response to Broken Ethics report

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

The Norwegian Finance Ministry has made the following response to Responsible-Investor.com about EarthRights International’s Broken Ethics report on the Government Pension Fund’s investments in oil and gas companies in Burma...

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Company non-response
15 December 2010

JX Holdings did not respond to: EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in Burma through investment in oil companies operating there including JX Holdings.

Company non-response
15 December 2010

Kunlun Energy did not respond to: EarthRights says Norwegian Govt. complicit in abuses in Burma through investment in oil companies operating there including Essar Oil.

Article
15 December 2010

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma

Author: EarthRights

The 40-page publication...documents how the Norwegian Pension Fund-Global (Fund) has USD $4.7 billion invested in 15 oil and gas companies from eight countries operating in Burma. The report finds these companies complicit in abuses such as forced labor, killings, and land confiscation in Burma, putting Norway in violation of its own Ethical Guidelines for responsible investment. [The Resource Centre invited the 15 firms to respond – see link below for the responses. CNOOC, Essar Oil, KOGAS, PTTEP, Total, Transocean have responded. Chevron responded that it supports Total’s statement. GAIL of India and JX Holdings declined to respond. Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Intl., PTT and Posco did not respond. PetroChina said that they do not have operations in Burma - their parent company, CNPC, does; CNPC did not respond. Kunlun Energy declined to respond]

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