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19 May 2010

[PDF] US Leadership for Energy Security? The Case of Equatorial Guinea

Author: EG Justice, Human Rights Watch, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Publish What You Pay, Global Witness, Oxfam America

The panel discussion will highlight gaps in existing oil sector transparency efforts, and explore why US government action, and in particular, transparency legislation introduced in the Senate (the Energy Security Through Transparency Act – S.1700) is...

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13 May 2010

UNESCO Catches Heat Over Prize Named for "Dictator"

Author: Marguerite A. Suozzi, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Human rights groups are expressing outrage over a decision to proceed with the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences, named after and funded by the controversial president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea......

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16 April 2010

EITI Board agrees status of 20 countries

Author: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...discussed the request of 17 of the 32 countries currently implementing the EITI to extend their deadline for completing EITI Validation... The Board did not approve the request for an...

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10 April 2010

‘We will push harder than ever’: Q&A with leading ethical investor

Author: Interview with Bennett Freeman, head of sustainability research at Calvert, in Critical Resource

"We often push on an open door [with extractive firms] when it comes to human rights and revenue transparency-related issues because we are often asking companies to strengthen established commitments and practices...although we are pushing hard now...

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9 March 2010

Decisive Moment for Global Transparency Effort

Author: Human Rights Watch

Twenty of the 22 current candidates to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) have not fulfilled the basic requirements…To qualify to be considered "EITI compliant," countries must…publish at least one national report disclosing...

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9 March 2010

[PDF] Global oil and mining transparency initiative arrives at key deadline

Author: Publish What You Pay

Twenty out of 22 countries have not met the two-year deadline…to complete external verification of their progress under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary multistakeholder initiative, which aims to increase...

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19 February 2010

Lifestyles Of The Rich And Infamous - How to keep foreign dictators from living large in the U.S.

Author: [commentary] Chris Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch, in Forbes [USA]

Teodoro Nguema Obiang lives off money taken from the coffers of Equatorial Guinea...where most people endure repression and grinding poverty... In Oklahoma a company called IATS [Insured Aircraft Title Service] facilitates Obiang's purchase of a $38.5...

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4 February 2010

Publish What You Pay says US Senate report on corruption shows need for more transparency of extractive firms operating in developing world

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4 February 2010

US: Adopt Anti-Corruption Proposals

Author: Human Rights Watch

The Obama administration should adopt recommendations in a report issued today to help stop the flow of stolen money into the United States, Human Rights Watch said. The report is the result of a detailed investigation by Senators Carl Levin and Tom...

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5 August 2009

ViewPoint: The Looting of Equatorial Guinea

Author: Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch, on Sea Change Radio [USA]

...Equatorial Guinea...[is] the fourth largest oil-producer in sub-Saharan Africa. ExxonMobil, Hess and Marathon are all there... Under [Teodoro Obiang Nguema], Equatorial Guinea basically has no free press, no independent judiciary, or independent...

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