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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 vs. Big Oil

Author: Jenna Krajeski, Pulitzer Center, Published on: 6 June 2014

Gullan residents, along with... the newly formed [community network] Assembly for the Protection of the Environment and Public Rights, greeted Exxon trucks with placards denouncing the project... They objected for environmental and social reasons. They tried to be part of the process...

“We went to talk to the oil company,” Dara Ibrahim, a 25-year-old founding member of the environmental group, told me. “We asked if a member of our group could go with the oil company. They said absolutely not”... Several villagers made nervous references to [signed contracts]... Exxon did not leave behind a copy... the villagers could not recall the precise terms of the agreement.

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