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Blog post
18 September 2018

Celebrating Kofi Annan’s contributions to business and human rights

Author: Professor John Ruggie

The now vibrant field of business and human rights looms large among Kofi’s many legacies. Perhaps it came to him naturally. The dignity of every person was integral to the family values with which he was raised. And human rights were inextricably bound up in the struggle for independence, which Ghana achieved in 1957 when he was in his late teens.

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Blog post
23 May 2017

Why it’s getting harder (and more dangerous) to hold companies accountable

Author: Ciara Dowd, Legal Researcher & Elodie Aba, Interim Corporate Legal Accountability Project Manager, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Corporations are using defamation lawsuits to shut down their detractors—and the problem is only getting worse.

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Article
27 May 2016

Uganda: Locals fear they could lose land to pave way for oil pipeline construction

Author: Oil in Uganda

"Pipeline route surveys spark fear amongst Hoima residents"...

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Article
16 May 2016

Uganda govt. starts study on families to be resettled to pave way for oil pipeline

Author: Mark Keith Muhumuza, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Govt starts resettlement study on Hoima-Buloba oil pipeline"...

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Article
26 April 2016

Uganda: 93 families displaced for oil refinery construction yet to be compensated

Author: Edward Ssekika, The Observer (Uganda)

"Hoima’s poor still seek justice over relocation plans"...

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Article
31 March 2014

Who is to blame for property valuation mess? [Uganda]

Author: Bashir Twesigye, Executive Director, Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED), in Oil in Uganda

The oil and gas sector is swamped with complaints relating to compensation rates for crops, structures and land...[T]he government is handling the compensation and resettlement of households in Kabaale parish...whose land was earmarked for the...

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Article
12 March 2014

Government secures land for refinery residents [Uganda]

Author: Flavia Nalubega, in Oil in Uganda

Government has finally secured land where it will resettle the people who opted for physical relocation from...Hoima district...Out of the 2473 property owners on the 29 square kilometer refinery area, 96 opted for resettlement, while the majority...

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Article
4 March 2014

Oil refinery compensations: A mixed bag of hope, despair for residents [Uganda]

Author: Isaac Imaka & Frederic Musisi, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

...[The] year 2015 has been earmarked for the start of the refinery construction...At full implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), the area...is supposed to dictate the new face of Hoima, the oil city...However, a visit to various...

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Article
25 February 2014

Compensated families struggle with their millions [Uganda]

Author: Flavia Nalubega, Oil in Uganda

29-year old Ukwani Musana has never seen her husband of ten years, Musana Medard, ever since he received 100 million shillings in December last year. “He left me here with the children, with no money and no food to help me survive,” she said. “I hear...

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Article
31 January 2014

Refinery residents blow compensation on booze, motorcycles [Uganda]

Author: Flavia Nalubega & Beatrice Ongode, in Oil in Uganda

A good number of the compensated refinery area residents are spending their money on luxuries, ignoring lessons from a crash course in financial management and investment that the government took them through last year to prepare them for the windfall....

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