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Unocal agrees to settle US lawsuits alleging human rights abuses in Burma

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Article
13 December 2004

Unocal to Settle Lawsuits Over Myanmar Abuse

Author: Deepa Babington, Reuters

Unocal Corp. has agreed to settle two closely watched [US] lawsuits accusing the U.S. oil giant of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses that occurred during the construction of a pipeline in Myanmar, it said on Monday. [also refers to Total, PTT, Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE)]

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Article
15 December 2004

Foreign crimes come home to the US

Author: Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service

Lawsuits based on a 200-year-old US law appear to have persuaded oil company Unocal to compensate alleged victims of human-rights abuses committed by Myanmar soldiers during the building of an oil pipeline. [also refers to Total, Myanmar state oil company (Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise [MOGE]), ExxonMobil, Shell]

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