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1 November 2013

[PDF] Briefing note - Africa Oil Week 2013: Oil & gas industry must improve its respect for human rights

Author: Aliou Diouf, Joseph Kibugu, Nokukhanya Mncwabe, Julia Mello Neiva, Gregory Regaignon - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The oil & gas industry has a vital role to play in Africa’s development. But too often exploration and extraction are linked to human rights abuses against local residents, oil & gas revenues prop up repressive governments, and the promise of...

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14 June 2013

Fracking: activists occupy Chevron in Poland

Author: Nick Meynen, EJOLT

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Chevron to respond. Response provided below.] Peasants from local communities are occupying a piece of land to prevent the installation of Chevron for the exploration and exploitation of shale gas...

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29 April 2013

Oil industry left with legacy of violence in Libya after Gaddafi

Author: Heba Saleh, Financial Times

Violent incidents...have become a recurrent feature for the hydrocarbons industry in Libya since the 2011 fall of Muammer Gaddafi, the former president...Part of the problem is that some of the local militias who guarded oil installations during the...

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29 April 2013
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Author: Andina (Perú)

Las compañías y mineras están incrementando sus compromisos con los derechos humanos…en particular con los de los pueblos indígenas, revela el estudio de…Oxfam América sobre el Índice sobre Consentimiento de la Comunidad en el sector extractivo. Según...

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16 April 2013

Hundreds join $1B lawsuit against BP claiming Texas refinery gas leak made them sick

Author: Associated Press

More than 470 people are suing BP for $1 billion, saying they became sick due to a 15-day gas leak at its refinery in Texas City. The Galveston County Daily News reports that BP says mercaptan leaked from a storage tank in November 2011. Mercaptan is...

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7 February 2013

Mining – Slow progress on extractive human rights

Author: Oliver Balch, Ethical Corporation

[A]re the...[Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights] delivering? Are mining sites free, or freer, of human rights abuses than they were before? The mining signatories all insist that the past dozen years have brought huge progress...The...

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1 September 2012

Report examines how to achieve business success through addressing societal needs; includes examples of good practices

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1 September 2012

[PDF] Shared Value in Emerging Markets: How Multinational Corporations Are Redefining Business Strategies to Reach Poor or Vulnerable Populations

Author: Greg Hills, Patty Russell, Veronica Borgonovi, Alex Doty and Lakshmi Iyer, FSG

The challenges facing poor or vulnerable populations require innovative, sustainable, and large-scale solutions...Large companies are uniquely positioned to leverage their size and business models to address social problems sustainably and at scale....

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14 August 2012

Fracking Hazards Obscured in Failure to Disclose Wells [USA]

Author: Benjamin Haas, Jim Polson, Phil Kuntz & Ben Elgin, Bloomberg

Energy companies failed to list more than two out of every five fracked wells in eight U.S. states from April 11, 2011, when FracFocus began operating, through the end of last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The gaps reveal shortcomings...

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30 April 2012

Implementation Workshop on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Maria Otero, US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Our strategy for promoting respect for human rights through our foreign policy must reflect the world as it is, not as it used to be. Private companies are some of the world’s largest economic actors. Clearly, building bridges between government and...

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