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11 April 2018

Azerbaijan: Communities located near gas & oil fields suffer from air & water pollution, other human rights abuses, says NGO report; includes company comments

“Submission to the UPR Review of Azerbaijan (3rd cycle) concerning the rights of communities affected by hydrocarbon development in Azerbaijan” drafted by Crude Accountability claims that communities located near extraction sites for natural gas and...

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Report
11 April 2018

Submission to the UPR Review of Azerbaijan (3rd cycle) concerning the rights of communities affected by hydrocarbon development in Azerbaijan

Author: Crude Accountability

...[T]he villages located near the extraction sites for natural gas and oil are severely impoverished, lacking access to the most fundamental social and economic rights, including: right to health, water, sanitation, adequate food, housing, and right...

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Company non-response
10 April 2018

SOCAR did not respond

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Report
13 March 2018

2017 Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Organization Annual Report

Author: Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Organization (OWRPO)

...The report reflects the problems in the implementation of legislation in country's oil sector, proposals and recommendations are given for the solution of these problems...During the reporting period the following articles of LCAR [Labor Code of...

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13 March 2018

Azerbaijan: Abuses by oil companies include workplace discrimination, illegal termination of contracts, health & safety violations, sexual harassment, environmental pollution, say NGO reports; includes company comments

The reports "The effects of oil and gas production on the environment and human health: Comparative evaluation” and “2017 Annual Report” by Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization detail human rights abuses and environmental pollution by companies...

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Company non-response
12 March 2018

SOCAR did not respond

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23 August 2016

Azerbaijan: NGO alleges SOCAR discriminates against its employees by not allowing them to apply for positions after their contracts end

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited SOCAR and Azerbaijan Oil & Gas Industry Workers Trade Union Republican Committee to respond, but they did not.

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Company non-response
22 August 2016

SOCAR did not respond

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24 May 2016
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NGO rejoinder
15 March 2016

OWPRO rejoinder to SOCAR response

Author: Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization (OWRPO)

Yesterday (11.03.16) we got a response from SOCAR to our assessment developed by organization experts and presented to the public in connection with the accident at the platform 10 in Guneshli oil field. In general, the preparation of the response...

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