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[PDF] Injustice Incorporated: Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy

Author: Amnesty International, Published on: 28 February 2014

This book seeks to ground the debate on the human right to remedy in cases of corporate-related abuse in the lived experiences of victims…[It]… focuses on four emblematic cases and exposes how corporate political and financial power intertwined with specific legal obstacles to allow companies to evade accountability and deny, or severely curtail, remedy…The cases are…[the] 1984 Bhopal gas leak in India…[the] case of Omai gold in Guyana...[the] Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea…[and the] dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire…[Trafigura responded that] it is simply wrong to suggest that the issues have not had the right judicial scrutiny...[Union Carbide responded that] [a]ll of the victims’ claims…were resolved a quarter-century ago by a comprehensive settlement…[Includes full responses from Arcelor Mittal, Dow Chemical, Tata Group, Trafigura Beheer, Union Carbide (part of Dow)] [Also refers to BHP Billiton, BP, Shell, Vedanta Resources]

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Related companies: Arcelor Mittal BHP Billiton BP Cambior Dow Chemical Golden Star Resources IamGold Ok Tedi Mining Royal Dutch / Shell (see Shell) Shell Tata Group Trafigura Beheer Union Carbide (part of Dow) Vedanta Resources