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13 March 2019

Norway: World's largest wealth fund to divest from co's that explore for oil & gas

Author: Rob Davies, The Guardian

"Norway's $1tn wealth fund to divest from oil and gas exploration", 8 March 2019...

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18 February 2019

Rep. of Congo: The deal between Soco and another oil company breaches Congolese law and makes no commercial sense, says Global Witness; the company rejects the allegations

Author: Global Witness

"London-listed oil company SOCO dumps Republic of Congo asset under highly questionable circumstances", 15 February 2019...

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11 October 2018

Global Witness report alleges EU investors help bankroll human rights & environmental abuses; incl. co responses

On 6 September 2018, Global Witness published a new briefing paper on the role that EU-based investors have played in supporting projects linked to human rights abuses, land grabs and large-scale environmental destruction. The report argues that while...

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2 July 2018

Dem. Rep. of Congo: The government allows oil drilling in Virunga national park despite environmental activists' opposition

"DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks", 30 June 2018...

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11 December 2017
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Author: Ágora (España)

“Los litigios sobre responsabilidad en el cambio climático, una tendencia creciente”, 1 de septiembre de 2017...

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13 July 2017

"Defenders of the Earth: Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016"

Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)

In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental  defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared  to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...

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3 May 2017

Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo 2017 Goldman Prize Recipient for Africa

In 2010, the Congolese government sold SOCO International, a British oil company, the right to explore for oil in an area known as Block V, about half of which extends into…a World Heritage Site…Rodrigue Katembo, 41, is a Congolese park ranger who grew...

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1 September 2016

ClientEarth calls for review of SOCO Intl. & Cairn Energy's climate-related risks disclosure

Author: ClientEarth

"ClientEarth triggers review of companies’ climate disclosures," 22 Aug 2016...

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28 July 2016
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique

"En RD Congo, l’or noir ne fait pas encore recette", 28 juillet 2016...

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26 June 2016

Report says few companies implementing UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in Uganda's oil sector

IPIS vzw and ActionAid Uganda have published a third in a series of four reports exploring business and human rights issues in Uganda’s oil sector. This series is a collaboration between IPIS vzw and ActionAid Uganda. The current report explores how to...

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