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Voices from Asia on business & human rights

The 2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business & Human Rights will be held on 19-20 April 2016 in Doha, Qatar. 

The event is an opportunity to highlight areas where greater action is needed by governments and business in the region.  In the build up to the Forum, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is sharing "Voices from Asia": highlighting a range of perspectives from the region.

Submissions for this page are welcome: the contact details for our Asia team are available to the left.

Blogs      China      India      Myanmar      Kazakhstan      

Perspectives from India

 

 

 Full interview series from India: 

 

Perspectives from China:

 Video from China Labor Watch

 

 

 

Blog: Brands’ Supply Chain Environmental Management Can Help Solve Conflicts with Local Communities

In order to prevent and solve conflicts between communities and factories, brands that source from factories with significant environmental impacts should take responsibility to actively and transparently manage the environmental impacts of their supply chains. 

Kate Logan, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), Beijing, China 

 

Perspectives from Kazakhstan:

The film “Karachaganak: Children in Exchange for Oil” describes the tragedy that took place the morning of November 28, 2014 in the Kazakhstani village of Berezovka, when dozens of children were poisoned during morning classes. The poisoning was caused by emissions from the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field, which is exploited by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, B.V. (KPO). For thirteen years, the residents of Berezovka have been demanding that the government of Kazakhstan and KPO relocate the village away from its dangerous proximity to the Karachaganak. In December 2015, the relocation of the residents began. However, the authorities and KPO refuse to compensate the children of Berezovka for the damage to their health.​

 

Poisoned children of Berezovka: Medical assistance is being provided to Dinara Irmikbayeva during seizure and loss of consciousness in school of Berezovka village, January 2015. Photo by Crude Accountability. 

 

Poisoned children of Berezovka: Albina Iskakova is having a seizure at district hospital of Aksay city, June 2015. Photo by Radio Azattyk

 

Pois​oned children of Berezovka:  Evacuation of Dinara Irmikbayeva by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO) ambulance, Berezovka village, January 2015. Photo by Crude Accountability

 

Perspectives from Myanmar: 

Blog by Karen Human Rights Group on land confiscation in Southeast Myanmar

Karen Human Rights Group have also provided a 17 minute documentary on land confiscation in Myanmar.

Land confiscation and local response in Southeast Myanmar, Karen Human Rights Group

"Our research is conducted by a network of villagers trained and equipped to employ KHRG’s documentation methodology. Their work with local communities informs KHRG’s recommendations to companies and governments on good practice in development project planning and implementation."