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Local communities in oil-rich Buliisa district that hosts the oil and gas processing facility has threatened to sue multinational companies over alleged unfair compensation. In its response, Total has said that its resettlement complies with...
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Kenya: Oxfam's report urges Tullow Oil to adhere to principles of free, prior & informed consent in its operations in historically marginalised Turkana region; company responds
A recent report by Oxfam notes that whereas locals in oil-rich Turkana region are feel that engagement with oil companies has improved since 2015. However, it claims that Tullow Oil is not yet achieving its FPIC obligations. Business & Human...
India: Petition calls on IFC to improve treatment of workers in tea plantations, as investigation report identifies persisting problems
Author: Human Rights Watch
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Philippines: Citizen groups file historic complaint against World Bank for allowing funding of coal-fired power plants despite social, environmental & climate commitments
Author: Manila Bulletin
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John Ruggie receives A.SK Social Science Award; explores key business & human rights developments in acceptance speech
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IFC's accountability mechanism releases approach to reprisals which addresses vulnerable individuals in its process
Author: Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)
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