Canadian corporate responsibility and the war in Sudan
"The operations of a Canadian oil company, Talisman Energy Inc., in Sudan have come under intense scrutiny in the past year. Criticism of the company grows out of concerns that general oil operations supported by Talisman are exacerbating both the war and human rights violations in Sudan. Late last year the Canadian Government appointed Africa specialist John Harker to lead an investigative mission to Sudan to look into, among other things, the links between oil and human rights violations and the escalation of war. The report of the mission, which included Ploughshares Director Ernie Regehr, concluded that the oil operations do indeed contribute to an intensification of war and to extensive human rights violations, particularly the forced removal of civilian populations from the oil region..."