Total faces duty of vigilance case over Uganda work

Total faces duty of vigilance case over Uganda work

Total will face accusations of human rights violations over its activities in Uganda on October 28, in the Versailles Court of Appeal.

Two French organisation, Friends of the Earth France (FoE) and Survie, and four Ugandan groups, AFIEGO, CRED, NAPE/Friends of the Earth Uganda and NAVODA, brought the case against Total.

The case is based on the French law of a duty of vigilance. The case focuses on the Tilenga oil project, in Uganda’s west, and the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

“Urgent action is needed in France to stop these human rights violations and avoid a new ecological and climate disaster.

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Source: EnergyVoice

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