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22 Sep 2015

Kristine Angeli Sabillo, Inquirer (Philippines)

Human rights complaint filed vs 50 oil, cement companies

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Greenpeace Philippines and several other environmental groups…filed what is considered the first human rights complaint against “big polluters” – 50 multinational companies that are among the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. The 40-page petition, signed by 13 environmental groups and 20 individuals, wants the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate so-called “Carbon Majors” for human rights violations resulting from impacts of climate change…Of the 50 respondents, 10 have branches or subsidiaries in the Philippines — Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, BHP Billiton, Anglo American, Lafarge, Holcim, and Taiheiyo Cement Corporation…

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Philippines: Carbon majors face national human rights complaint on climate change for the first time

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