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Korea Rejects Charge of Rights Abuse in Burma

Author: William Boot, Irrawaddy [Thailand], Published on: 24 December 2008

The South Korean government has rejected a complaint by...Earth Rights International...that industrial conglomerate Daewoo International and government-owned Korea Gas Corporation have condoned human rights abuses...in Burma in pursuit of gas exploration...and failed to comply with OECD guidelines...ERI...backed by several other organizations including South Korea’s two biggest labor union federations...complained to...the South Korean government that Daewoo and Korea Gas...are in breach of at least six OECD guidelines “by failing to respect human rights, contributing to forced labor, failing to promote sustainable development, failing to disclose information about the project, failing to consult with local populations and by failing to conduct an environmental impact assessment according to international standards.”

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Related companies: Daewoo International (part of Posco) KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation)