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[PDF] To what extent does a corporate-state security consensus undermine human rights? - Oil extraction in Arauca: Colombia, the United States and Occidental Petroleum

Globalisation has been accompanied by a widening awareness of and commitment to universal human rights. However the central argument of this essay is that the current form of neo-liberal economic globalisation favours a narrow consensus between state and corporate security interests that inhibits the realisation of rights...The United States’ military involvement in Arauca [Colombia] through its pipeline protection programme raises the question of the extent to which Occidental Petroleum...is fuelling the conflict there, and is responsible for/can be held accountable for violations of human rights in the vicinity of its operations. [also refers to Drummond, Coca-Cola, BP, Dole, Chiquita, AirScan]

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