Contracting out of Human Rights: The Chad-Cameroon pipeline project
Article from: OGEL 3 (2005), in Pipelines
A pipeline transporting oil through Chad and Cameroon brings with it potential threats to human rights in the two Central African countries. Amnesty International is concerned that these threats are more likely to be realised if the investment agreements underpinning the pipeline project prejudice the human rights obligations of the states and the human rights responsibilities of the companies involved. A consortium of oil companies is extracting oil from the Doba oilfields in southern Chad and transporting it 1,070 kilometres by pipeline to Cameroon's Atlantic coast in ...