Oil & gas
For further tools & guidance, see the Extractives section on the Resource Centre’s Tools & Guidance Portal. For further reports & articles, see the Resource Centre’s general section on Oil, gas & coal.
1. Tools & guidance
IPIECA launches manual on community grievance mechanisms for oil & gas sector, International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association, Jan 2015
"Business, Human Rights, and Uganda’s Oil - Part II: Protect and Remedy: Implementing State duties under the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights"
Gabriella Wass & Chris Musiime, IPIS & ActionAid Uganda, 31 Dec 2013
“Oil and Gas Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”
Shift, Institute for Human Rights and Business, for the European Commission, Jun 2013
Information about the development & consultation process is available here
“Company Mechanisms for Addressing Human Rights Complaints”, CSR Europe, Mar 2013
“Why human rights matter: Background reader”, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Jan 2013
“Workshop Summary “Sharing on Corporate Social Responsibility” (Myanmar), David Allan, Spectrum, Nov 2012
“Participants discussed many issues associated with extractives industries in Myanmar, studied case studies from other resource-rich countries and brainstormed possible solutions applicable in Myanmar.”
"Operational level grievance mechanisms: good practice survey", IPIECA, Nov 2012
"Human Rights Training Toolkit - 3rd edition", IPIECA, Aug 2012
For further tools & guidance, see the Resource Centre’s Tools & Guidance Portal.
2. Examples of uses
"UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Simultaneous Implementation and Learning"
Elizabeth Wild & Nili Safavi, BP, 17 Mar 2014
"Kosmos Energy: On Hydrocarbon Exploration Offshore Western Sahara"
Kosmos Energy, Feb 2014
Refers to conducting activities in according with UN Guiding Principles
"Kenya's Emerging Natural Resources Sector: Getting it Right", Rose Kimotho, Institute for Human Rights & Business, 6 Sep 2013
Refers to UN Guiding Principles as a tool to "help all actors manage such tensions in ways that are consistent with the Kenyan government’s international obligations to protect human rights"
"Report: Business and Human Rights Workshop – Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice [Berlin, 15 Apr]"
CSR Europe, 26 Jul 2013
Includes information on human rights practices & policies of Enel, Total and Vattenfall.
US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, 1 May 2013
See section V
”Ethical Oil?”, The Laws of Rule, 16 Jan 2013
”Follow-up report on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making, with a focus on extractive industries”, UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 16 Aug 2012
“Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Results”, Shift, Pacific Institute, Aug 2012
Includes example regarding oil & gas company in Tunisia.
"IPIECA Participates on EC Roundtable for Business and Human Rights", IPIECA, 27 Jun 2012
"Civil Society Organizations Convening on Business and Human Rights: The Extractive Industry in Kenya", Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, 19-20 Jun 2012
“Proposals for resolutions to be presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Lundin Petroleum AB (publ) Thursday 10 May 2012”, European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS), Apr 2012
Lundin Petroleum AB’s response also provided.
"Sustainable development report 2011", Sakhalin Energy, 31 Jan 2012
"New Guardian film showcases ongoing abuse of civilians in eastern Congo's mines", Global Witness in Guardian (UK), 16 Sep 2011
Calling for US conflict minerals regulations to mirror UN Guiding Principles.
"Investment firms push oil companies on Syria", Barry B. Burr, Pensions & Investments, 9 Aug 2011
"Conflict Risk Network calls on Italian oil company to ensure it's not fueling Qaddafi", Conflict Risk Network, 1 Aug 2011
"Human Rights Due Diligence", Statoil, Annual Report 2011
“Human Rights Responsibilities in Oil and Gas Operations: Applying the UN Guiding Principles” British Institute of Intl. Law and Comparative Law, date unknown
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Business, Human Rights, and Uganda’s Oil - Part II: Protect and Remedy: Implementing State duties under the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights
Author: Gabriella Wass & Chris Musiime, IPIS & ActionAid Uganda
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[PDF] Business and Human Rights Workshop – Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice [Berlin, 15 Apr]
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[PDF] Oil and Gas Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Author: Shift, Institute for Human Rights and Business, for the European Commission
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Author: Mark Taylor, The Laws of Rule
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