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4 April 2014

Environmental groups accuse Brazilian dam companies of aggravating floods in Bolivia; ESBR consortium responds

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26 March 2014

Burma Awards Offshore Oil and Gas Deals to Foreign Firms

Author: Simon Lewis, Irrawaddy [Myanmar]

Burma’s Ministry of Energy…announced that it has awarded international firms, mostly from Western nations, 20 areas in its waters to explore for oil and gas…Following the announcement, watchdog groups called for heightened transparency from companies...

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23 January 2013

[PDF] Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

Author: Prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

The present document provides a summary of the discussions of the first annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, held on 4 and 5 December 2012. Due to the word limit of the document and the scale of the event (21 substantive sessions), this summary...

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10 December 2012

Protecting human rights in a globalized economy

Author: Andreas Zumach, Deutsche Welle [Germany]

When the UN Human Rights Council passed the [Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights] in June 2011, that was only the first step...But which concrete measures have been taken over the last 18 months to implement the guidelines? Experts...

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15 November 2012

BP gets record US criminal fine over Deepwater disaster

Author: BBC

BP has received the biggest criminal penalty in US history after agreeing to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn) to settle criminal charges related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster…The settlement with the Department of Justice involves BP pleading guilty to...

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15 November 2012

[PDF] Mining conflicts around the world. Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective

Author: EJOLT

This report aims at exploring contemporary mining conflicts in the context of the sustainable development and environmental justice...[T]he project and type of conflict are characterized in a nutshell, with some basic factual background that describe...

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1 November 2012

BP Spill Settlement Opt-Outs to Increase With Deadline Today [USA]

Author: Margaret Cronin Fisk & Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg

Lawyers for as many as 10,000 potential plaintiffs pursuing claims over BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said their clients today will opt out or reject the company’s $7.8 billion settlement reached in March…The agreement, which settled claims...

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3 May 2012

BP Trial Will Be in January, Louisiana AG Caldwell Says [USA]

Author: Allen Johnson Jr., Margaret Cronin, Bloomberg

The first trial over the BP...oil spill will be scheduled for Jan. 14, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said. The initial trial date, set for March this year, was postponed when BP and lawyers for private parties reached a $7.8 billion...

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22 February 2012

BP, Transocean, Settle With Injured Deepwater Horizon Worker [USA]

Author: Joe Schneider, Bloomberg

BP...Transocean...and others involved in the operation of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a worker injured in the blast. Oleander Benton, the Deepwater Horizon worker, said in...

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22 February 2012

Judge Keeps Tight Leash in BP Litigation [USA]

Author: Amanda Bronstad, National Law Journal [USA]

Barbier issued a series of orders tightening the scope of the first of what was expected to be three trial phases to a single question: Who is liable for the April 20, 2010, explosion that killed 11 workers and blew a well that spewed 4.4 million...

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