International Oil and Human Rights - Who'd Want to be an Ostrich?
Article from: OGEL 2 (2004), in Good Governance
This article is based on an unscripted presentation and subsequent lively discussion at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy in March 2004. It notes that most leading international oil and gas companies, bruised by their experiences in developing countries during the 1990s, now contain explicit commitments to human rights in their corporate policy statements. However, in the view of many human rights advocates, these welcome declarations have not yet been accompanied by substance on the ground in addressing key concerns. Companies need to devise ...