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Posts Tagged ‘EarthRights International’ (25 found)

The UN Singles Out Big Oil in Burma, With Good Reason

By Matthew Smith, Coordinator of the Burma Project, EarthRights International

In a surprising report last month to the UN Human Rights Council, UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on human rights Tomás Quintana recommended an official “commission of inquiry” into possible crimes against humanity and war crimes in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar).

Although the call for such a commission was widely covered in media and policy circles, a critical section of the report went completely overlooked and unreported: Quintana actually became the first UNSR to take specific aim at the ruling State Peace and Development Council’s corporate partners, singling out problematic foreign oil companies operating in the country […]

April 12, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Shwe Natural Gas Pipeline in Burma: Human Rights Violations Increase as Project Moves Forward

EarthRights International (ERI) has confirmed that serious human rights abuses have increased in connection to the multi-billion dollar Shwe natural gas pipeline project in military-ruled Burma, including recent reports of land confiscation on Maday Island. Compensation for local villagers on the island was reportedly promised by the Burmese authorities and the Asia World Company (whose […]

March 10, 2010  •  By EarthRights Interntional  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Total Impact 2.0: A Response to the French Oil Company Total Regarding Its Yadana Natural Gas Pipeline in Military-Ruled Burma (Myanmar)

This detailed and fact-based report refutes Total’s public response to ERI’s previous report, Total Impact. It finds that while the company may be softening to criticism and to the idea of engagement with a nongovernmental organization such as ERI, it has yet again misled the general public, investors and policymakers regarding the impacts of their […]

December 1, 2009  •  By EarthRights International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Total Impact: The Human Rights, Environmental, and Financial Impacts of Total and Chevron’s Yadana Gas Project in Military-Ruled Burma

The report explains that Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas project has generated US$4.83 billion dollars for Burma’s military regime, and how the regime excluded the majority of that revenue from the country’s national budget. Download the report in English. Download the summary and recommendations in Burmese or French.

September 1, 2009  •  By EarthRights International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Getting it Wrong: Flawed ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and Misrepresentations Surrounding Total and Chevron’s Yadana Gas Pipeline in Military-Ruled Burma

Based on seven years of research, this report describes Total and Chevron’s public relations endeavors, including impact assessments commissioned by the companies since 2002. ERI presents evidence proving that Total lied to the public when it claimed that the International Labour Organization certified that the company eradicated forced labor in its project area. The report […]

September 1, 2009  •  By EarthRights International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤