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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Iraqi Kurdistan confirms Exxon oil deal

Author: Serena Chaudhry, Published on: 13 November 2019

Iraq’s Kurdish region has signed an exploration deal with Exxon Mobil, a Kurdish official said on Sunday... Iraq’s central government, which has long-running disputes with the Kurdish region over oil and land, has said Baghdad would consider a deal between Exxon and the KRG illegal...

“It is a binding contract,” [Natural Resources Minister Ashti] Hawrami said at an oil and gas conference in the Kurdish capital, Arbil. “It was signed completely on the 18th of October 2011”..

Baghdad disputes the validity of the contracts, saying it has the right to control development of the world’s fourth largest oil reserves.

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