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Foreign crimes come home to the US

Lawsuits based on a 200-year-old US law appear to have persuaded oil company Unocal to compensate alleged victims of human-rights abuses committed by Myanmar soldiers during the building of an oil pipeline. [also refers to Total, Myanmar state oil company (Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise [MOGE]), ExxonMobil, Shell]

Part of the following stories

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Shell lawsuit (re Nigeria - Kiobel & Wiwa)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Unocal agrees to settle US lawsuits alleging human rights abuses in Burma