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7 Aug 2002

Human Rights Watch

U.S./Indonesia: Bush Backtracks on Corporate Responsibility

The U.S. State Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the Exxon Mobil Corporation for its alleged complicity in human rights violations in Indonesia, raising questions about the Bush administration's commitment to corporate responsibility, Human Rights Watch said today..."It is the height of hypocrisy for the State Department to publicly promote human rights principles for the oil and gas industry and then tell a judge that scrutiny of an oil company's human rights record runs counter to foreign policy," said Roth [Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch]

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Human Rights Watch criticises U.S. State Dept for asking judge to dismiss lawsuit alleging ExxonMobil was complicit in human rights abuses in Indonesia

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)