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Elf Aquitaine (now part of Total)

Member of UN Global Compact

In 2000 Elf Aquitaine merged with Total Fina to form TotalFinaElf, which changed its name to Total in 2003.

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27 November 2009

UNEP Launches Assessment of Oil-Contaminated Sites in the Niger Delta

Author: UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

A major assessment of the impacts of oil production in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta was jointly launched today by the Governor of Rivers State and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Bori, Nigeria. The assessment, which was...

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12 October 2009

Niger Delta - Shell, Elf want Ecowas court suit dismissed [Nigeria]

Author: Davidson Iriekpen, This Day [Nigeria]

Shell Petroleum Develop-ment Company (SPDC) and Elf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd have asked the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja to dismiss a suit instituted against the oil companies by the Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights &...

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5 December 2008

New practical human rights guide for business by UN Global Compact, IBLF, Castan Centre, OHCHR

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5 December 2008

[PDF] Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide

Author: OHCHR, IBLF, UN Global Compact & Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Faculty of Law, Monash University [Australia]

Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties...and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities...To bring reality to the report, each description of a...

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1 December 2006

Niger Delta: What Nigeria must do now

Author: Commission of Nobel Laureates on Peace, Equity & Development in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria - signed by Elie Wiesel, J.M. Coetzee, José Ramos-Horta, Harold Pinter & 61 other Nobel Laureates

The Commission of Nobel Laureates on Peace, Equity and Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria is an endeavour of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity (EWF)... The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that over 4,000 oil spills discharging...

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1 December 2006

Nigeria: 65 Nobel laureates call on oil companies to publish audits of revenues, invest more in community development, address environmental damage

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23 October 2006

Swamp people’s hell in an oil-rich paradise [Nigeria]

Author: [commentary] Joan McAlpine, in Herald [UK]

It is estimated that 1000 people a year die as a result of the violence in Nigeria's brackish swamps... [But we] only seem interested when British oil workers...go missing or when the interests of huge companies are threatened. Shell, Chevron, Mobil ...

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5 September 2006

Employment discrimination: Rivers State House of Assembly to probe Elf [Nigeria]

Author: Rivers State Newspaper Corporation [Nigeria]

Rivers State lawmakers have expressed displeasure with some oil companies operating in the state over their alleged discriminatory attitude towards Rivers people…the state House of Assembly Speaker has constituted a five-man committee to investigate...

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1 September 2006

Gas Flaring - Oil Firms Get 2008 Deadline [Nigeria]

Author: Sopuruchi Onwuka, Daily Champion [Nigeria]

Oil companies that fail to meet the 2008 deadline on ending routine gas flaring would have their producing fields shut. Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Rufus Inatimi Spiff, gave the warning at a gas seminar in Lagos yesterday, saying that...

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6 September 2005

Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse - A Digest of Experience in Using Law to Combat Natural Resource Corruption

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative

Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse is a digest of practical experience in using law to combat corruption across jurisdictions. When resource extraction companies can obtain oil, diamonds, gold, coltan, timber, and other natural resources through...

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