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Oil on troubled waters : multinational corporations and realising human rights in the developing world with particular reference to Nigeria

Yusuf, Hakeem (2008) Oil on troubled waters : multinational corporations and realising human rights in the developing world with particular reference to Nigeria. African Human Rights Law Journal, 8 (1). pp. 79-107.

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Abstract

This article examines the current state of tension in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. It locates the current unrest in the continued denial of economic, social and cultural rights to the oil-rich communities in the area. The author argues that this denial happened with the complicity and acquiescence of the international community. The Nigerian government as well as multinational corporations operating in the area have not been responsive to the development needs of the people. The article argues that, although the primary obligation for realising the economic, social and cultural rights of host communities rests on the government, multi-national corporations in developing countries, considering their awesome resources and influence on government policies, should be similarly obligated to respect, promote and protect those rights.

Item type: Article
ID code: 40730
Keywords: human rights , multinational corporations, obligations, economic and social rights, oil, troubled waters, nigeria, developing world, Law
Subjects: Law
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 15:02
    Last modified: 03 Aug 2012 15:02
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40730

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