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Article

17 Apr 2006

Author:
Michael Renner, Senior Researcher at the Worldwatch Institute, Board Member at the Global Policy Forum

ExxonMobil in Aceh

U.S. District Judge Louis Oberdorfer issued an important ruling. He allowed a case against ExxonMobil, brought by the International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF), to go forward...The case is part of a larger struggle for peace, justice, and corporate accountability in Aceh, where an armed conflict for independence raged from 1976 until 2005...Like so many other extractive industry operations in the world, ExxonMobil has the trappings of a state within a state. Its facilities are fenced off from surrounding communities.

Part of the following timelines

"ExxonMobil in Aceh" - overview of the current human rights situation

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)