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[PDF] Myanmar, human rights and inward investment

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia Weekly, Vol. 3, Week 13, Published on: 28 March 2007

[scroll to page 11]...Human Rights Watch says that the decision to invest in Myanmar’s extractive industries is no ordinary business move because lives are at risk. Companies have a responsibility to make sure their investments do not lead to abuses. Human Rights Watch has called on companies to conduct thorough and independent human rights impact assessments prior to proceeding with decisions about the pipeline construction, and to make the results of such assessments public. The group also said that these companies should disclose all payments made to the Myanmar military, directly or through the entities it controls. CSR Asia supports that call. [refers to CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Daewoo International, Essar Group, Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation), Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE), ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation), PTT]

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Related companies: China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) Daewoo International (part of Posco) Essar Group GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd.) KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation) Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation) PTT