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ExxonMobil accused of human rights abuse in Kurdistan region

Author: Ed Clowes, The Telegraph (UK), Published on: 20 January 2020

ExxonMobil has been accused of employing local security forces in oil-rich Kurdistan who shot at civilians, killing two in 2013...

Salma Houerbi, [of] Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, said: “We are concerned about these serious allegations. Oil companies must take steps to protect the human rights of people affected by their operations, including from violence or loss of land – especially in conflict zones.”

She added: “Governments also play a crucial role in managing the extractives sector and making sure the rights of indigenous communities are respected.”

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