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Deconstructing Engagement: Corporate Self-Regulation in Conflict Zones – Implications for Human Rights and Canadian Public Policy

This paper examines the existing governance gap in the accountability of TNCs for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law associated with their extraterritorial operations. It assesses the adequacy of efforts at self-regulation that entail the development and implementation of voluntary standards and selfassessment and verification techniques. [case study on Talisman Energy in Sudan; also refers to Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC), Petronas, Sudapet, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Chevron (part of ChevronTexaco), Arakis Energy, Shell, Total, OMV, Gulf Petroleum [Qatar], Slaveneft, ONGC Videsh (part of ONGC [Oil & Natural Gas Corporation]), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Premier Oil, BP, Ernst & Young]

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