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1 April 2006

[PDF] "Understanding Multinational Corporations in War-torn Societies: Sudan in Focus"

Author: Luke A. Patey, Danish Institute for International Studies

Just as MNCs can act as sources of economic and social development, they can also factor into the reasoning of contemporary civil war. MNCs can have a negative influence on conflict by upsetting environmental and social balances in the local...

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9 December 2005
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9 December 2005

[PDF] Joint NGO Submission, Consultation on Human Rights and the Extractive Industry

Author: ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group

The ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group has assembled a set of case studies related to the extract industries as a contribution to the work of the Special Representative. The case studies reveal patterns of violations and gaps in the...

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9 December 2005
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9 December 2005
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17 October 2004

Capital punishment - UN oil sanctions against Sudan seem unlikely. Could a divestment campaign fill the gap?

Author: Ethical Corporation [editorial]

Oil revenues help the [Sudanese] regime to stay in power...the oil continues to flow through the hands of the state-owned oil companies of China, India and Malaysia. [China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), ONGC Videsh, Petronas]... As US...

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23 June 2004

[PDF] full report: "The Materiality of Social, Environmental and Corporate Governance Issues to Equity Pricing: 11 Sector Studies by Brokerage House Analysts at the Request of the UNEP Finance Initiative Asset Management Working Group"

Author: UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative

[contributions by ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (part of Dresdner Bank, which is part of Allianz), Goldman Sachs, HSBC, NikkoCitigroup (joint venture Nikko Cordial & Citigroup), Nomura, UBS, West LB. Also includes...

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6 April 2003

Lundin and OMV criticised for resumed oil exploration in Sudan

Author: Mallen Baker, Business Respect newsletter

Sweden's Lundin Petroleum and Austria's OMV have attracted criticism for their decision to resume oil exploration in southern Sudan. The companies said that their action had been made possible by "positive developments in the peace process and the...

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1 January 2003

Deconstructing Engagement: Corporate Self-Regulation in Conflict Zones – Implications for Human Rights and Canadian Public Policy

Author: Georgette Gagnon, independent human rights consultant; Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto; Penelope Simons, University of Toronto

This paper examines the existing governance gap in the accountability of TNCs for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law associated with their extraterritorial operations. It assesses the adequacy of efforts at self-regulation...

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26 July 2002

Western firms eye Sudan oil, but still wary

Author: Edmund Blair, Reuters

Sudan's undeveloped oil potential may be back on the radar screen for Western firms after the Sudanese government and main rebel group reached an agreement that could end a 19-year-civil war, industry experts say. But until a full peace deal is signed...

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