Oil companies overriding human rights says Amnesty
Date: 8 Sep 2005
Legal agreements with African governments by a consortium of oil companies led by ExxonMobil have come under the spotlight from Amnesty International, which says that the companies are potentially over-riding the human rights of local populations in Chad and Cameroon.
Amnesty says that the agreement requires the national governments to give priority to the oil company interests over and above those living in the vicinity. The organisation said that there had already been abuses in these areas with farmers displaced and refused compensation.
ExxonMobil said that the accusations were false, and that the company has a good record of condemning human rights violations.
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