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[PDF] Community redress and multinational enterprises

This paper...serves as a basic primer on some of the legal concepts and procedures relevant to communities seeking redress from multinationals. It looks at what makes multinationals different from other businesses and examines the obstacles to redress at the national level. Secondly it considers options for developing international approaches to community redress. [refers to Cape plc, Cambior, Thor, Unocal, Freeport-McMoRan, Shell, Union Carbide, BHP Billiton, RTZ (now Rio Tinto), Chevron, Texaco (now ChevronTexaco)]

Part of the following stories

BHP lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

Rio Tinto lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)

Cambior lawsuit (re Omai Gold mine, filed in Canada)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in India)