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Corporations, investment and human rights in Burma

The enforcement mechanisms under the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) are probably the most prominent mechanisms on various aspects of corporate responsibility ranging from human rights to environment. In a recent development, a hard-working U.S. non-governmental organisation Earthrights International brought, together with a number of other non-governmental organisations, the complaint before Korean National Contact Point relating to the involvement of Korean corporations in Shwe project in western Burma. This project aims to deliver gas from western Burma to Kunming in China through natural gas pipelines. Daewoo International leads the projcet with 51 percent control.…