Azerbaijan: Communities located near gas & oil fields suffer from air & water pollution, other human rights abuses, says NGO report; includes company comments
“Submission to the UPR Review of Azerbaijan (3rd cycle) concerning the rights of communities affected by hydrocarbon development in Azerbaijan” drafted by Crude Accountability claims that communities located near extraction sites for natural gas and oil in Azerbaijan are lacking access to basic human rights, including: right to health, water, sanitation, adequate food, housing, and right to education.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies that operate the gas & oil fields mentioned in the Submission to respond. SOCAR did not respond. BP responded. Crude Accountability later issued a rejoinder to BP’s response. BP responded to the rejoinder.
Materials with full information and the rejoinder, responses & non-responses are below.