KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation)

Member of UN Global Compact

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30 October 2008

Korean Corporations Linked to Human Rights Abuses in Military-Ruled Burma

Author: EarthRights International

EarthRights International (ERI) filed a complaint yesterday in Seoul to the South Korean National Contact Point (NCP), on behalf of the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM) and nine Korea-based organizations, alleging Daewoo International and the Korea Gas...

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29 October 2008

South Korea: NGO files OECD complaint alleging Daewoo, KOGAS linked to human rights & environmental abuses re Burma gas project

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29 October 2008

[PDF] Complaint to the South Korea National Contact Point under the specific instance procedure of the OECD Guidelines For Multinational Enterprises regarding natural gas development by Daewoo International and Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) in Burma ...

Author: Filed by EarthRights International on behalf of the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM) and nine Korea-based organizations

…As described in this complaint, Daewoo’s and KOGAS’s natural gas project in Burma has already been linked to human rights abuses…Given the Burmese military’s well-documented human rights record and pattern of grave violations associated with large...

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19 November 2007

Burma: Foreign Oil and Gas Investors Shore Up Junta

Author: Human Rights Watch

Foreign companies are lining up to partner with Burma’s military junta and tap into the country’s lucrative resources, particularly oil and gas fields. This foreign investment provides a crucial source of support to the junta, allowing it to ignore...

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19 November 2007

Human Rights Watch calls on UN and govts. to ban new investment in Burma's oil & gas sector

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28 September 2007

Daewoo says no plan to change Myanmar investment

Author: Intl. Business Times

South Korea's Daewoo International Corp, which leads a multi-billion dollar energy project in Myanmar, will not alter its investments there following a violent government crackdown on protests..."We have gas fields under production and three other...

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28 September 2007

The business world beats a quiet path to a pariah’s door [Burma]

Author: John Berthelsen, Asia Sentinel

…[U]nder the radar, half the countries in Asia are helping to prop up the [Burmese] dictatorship, either through government help or through the sub rosa support of their business communities — including Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Thailand and...

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28 March 2007

[PDF] Myanmar, human rights and inward investment

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia Weekly, Vol. 3, Week 13

[scroll to page 11]...Human Rights Watch says that the decision to invest in Myanmar’s extractive industries is no ordinary business move because lives are at risk. Companies have a responsibility to make sure their investments do not lead to abuses....

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24 March 2007

Burma: Human Rights Watch warns Shwe & other gas projects threaten human rights, investments by Daewoo, ONGC, GAIL, KOGAS & others may lead to complicity in abuses

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24 March 2007

Burma: Natural Gas Project Threatens Human Rights - South Korean, Indian Investments May Lead to Complicity in Abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch

...Human Rights Watch [has] expressed concern that the proposed construction of overland pipelines to transport...gas will involve the use of forced labor, and result in illegal land confiscation, forced displacement, and unnecessary use of force...

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