Info on Chad

The Oil Project

Business and Human Rights

Current Reporting

A. Background Information on Chad

B. The Oil Project

World Bank Documents:

1. Web page with links to related Project Documents for the government's equity investment

2. Project Information Center (PIC) document prepared for public information before the project went before the World Bank's Board of Directors in June 2000. This document is dated April 4, 2000, and while some of the dynamic project data may be obsolete (i.e., the project cost is no longer quoted at $3.5 billion), it does reflect the transaction structure, participants and salient facts.

3. The Bank's Concept Paper:

4. The Ten Most Commonly Asked (Debated) Questions and the World Bank's Response:

5. Development and Human Rights: the Role of the World Bank (1998):

Reports from Non-Governmental Organizations:

1. Environmental Defense Fund The Chad Cameroon Oil Pipeline Project: Putting the People at Risk (September 1999)

2.  Centre for International and Environmental Law (CIEL):

3. Christine Bustany and Daphne Wysham, Chevronís Alleged Human Rights Abuses in the Niger Delta and Involvement in Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Consortium Highlights Need for World Bank Human Rights Investment Screen (April 28, 2000) Institute for Policy Studies,

4.  Bank Information Center (BIC) "Problem Project Alert: Chad-Cameroon Oil Project" (October 2000),

5.  Environmental News Network "Big oil, World Bank faces tough opposition to west African oil pipeline" (June 2000)

6.  "To Lend or Not to Lend: Oil, Human Rights and the World Bank's Internal Contradictions" Genoveva Hernandez Uriz, Harvard Human Rights Journal, 14, 2001

C. General Reports on Business and Human Rights

United Nations:

1. Business and Human Rights: A Progress Report (January 2000) United Nations High for Human Rights,

2.  UNDP Human Development Report 2000, on the theme of Human Rights and Human Development, New York: Oxford University Press, http://www/undp/org/hdro/

3.  International Labour Organization (ILO) Business and Social Initiatives Database (BASI)

Human Rights Watch:

1.  Business and Human Rights,

2.  Corporate Social Responsibility,

3.  Human Rights World Report 2000, section on Corporations and Human Rights,

4.  The Price of Oil: Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Violations in Nigeria's Oil Producing Region (February, 1999),

5.  Crackdown in the Niger Delta (May, 1999)

6.  Colombia: Human Rights Concerns Raised by the Security Arrangements of Transnational Companies (April 1998)

Harvard University:

1. Business and Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Discussion Held at Harvard Law School (December, 1997). Organized by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Amnesty International:

1. Human Rights Principles for Companies: A Checklist,

Transparency International:

Danish Centre for Human Rights - Business and Human Rights Project

1. Defining the Scope for Business Responsibility for Human Rights Abroad? by Margaret Jungk,

2. Deciding Whether to do Business in States with Bad Governments (2001) by MargaretJungk,

3. The Danish Centre for Human Rights, Business and Human Rights Project,

4.  Economic Intelligence Unit, Country Profiles on Chad, (subscription required for on-line viewing, or check your library)

5.  Center for Ethical Business Culture, a university based initiative between the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management,

6.  The International Council on Human Rights Policy, business and human rights research project, Business Wrongs and Rights: Human Rights and the Developing International Legal Obligations of Companies (2001),

7.  Earth Rights International, the Power of the Law and the Power of the People in Defense of Human Rights and the Environment,

D. Current Reporting:



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