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5 May 2011

[Letter to UN Special Representative on business & human right John Ruggie] [PDF]

Author: Andrei Galaev, CEO, Sakhalin Energy

I would like to commend your achievements in clarifying the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in particular, and providing a really practical guide for companies such as ours in their efforts to meet this responsibility...We can attest...

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21 April 2011

Lawsuits fly in BP's Gulf spill blame game

Author: Tom Bergin, Reuters

BP and its partners involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have unleashed a $100 billion-plus barrage of legal claims a year after the rig blast killed 11 workers and created an environmental disaster. On the anniversary of the disaster, BP filed...

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1 January 2011

Companies' actions & roles in explosion & spill

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Macondo well is a joint venture of BP (65% ownership), Anadarko (25%) and Moex Offshore (part of Mitsui Oil Exploration, which is majority-owned by Mitsui & Co.) (10%). BP is the joint venture operator. The Deepwater Horizon rig was owned by...

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1 January 2011

USA: Petroleum industry & regulators focused more on production than safety in years leading up to Deepwater Horizon oil spill, says National Academy of Engineering & National Research Council report

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15 December 2010

Obama administration sues BP, others over Gulf spill

Author: Jeremy Pelofsky, James Vicini, Reuters

The Obama administration...launched a legal battle against BP Plc and its partners by suing them for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, which could cost the companies billions of dollars..."While today's civil action marks a critical step...

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5 October 2010

Summary Note: Consultation with Business Stakeholders on the Implementation of the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework

Author: Prepared for the mandate of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie…held a consultation with business stakeholders in Paris on the implemention of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework…The purpose of the consultation was to provide an opportunity for…industry,…employer organizations,...

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28 September 2010

[PDF] press release: "Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches online hub: 'Human rights impacts of oil pollution: U.S. Gulf Coast, Ecuador, Nigeria'"

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The new portal impartially presents reports, articles and videos from all sides. What are the victims, advocates, companies and commentators saying? Are the abuses continuing? Are past abuses being addressed? Are steps being taken to prevent further...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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1 July 2010

BP: Eagles and vultures [USA]

Author: Financial Times

Tony Buzbee, owner of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston, Texas, has more than a thousand clients with one common goal: to extract money from BP over the Gulf of Mexico disaster. They include 18 men who were injured in the explosion on the Deepwater...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide...

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