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The questions over aiding and abetting

Author: Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times, Published on: 1 August 2004

Does a group of Burmese villagers have the right to take legal action in the US against a US oil company over alleged complicity in murder and forced labour in their home country? Unocal, the oil company, will shortly resume its efforts to persuade a federal appeals court in California that they do not...Lawyers representing the Burmese villagers in the Unocal case believe the complaints - of complicity in acts of murder, forced labour and rape - will be sufficient to bring the case to trial. [refers also to cases against ExxonMobil, Talisman, Shell, ChevronTexaco]

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Related companies: Chevron ExxonMobil Shell Talisman (part of Repsol) Unocal (part of Chevron)