In a potential landmark legal case, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR), a constitutional body with the power to investigate human rights violations, has sent 47 “carbon majors” including Shell, BP, Chevron, BHP Billiton and Anglo American, a 60-page document accusing them of breaching people’s fundamental rights to “life, food, water, sanitation, adequate housing, and to self determination”.

The move is the first step in what is expected to be an official investigation of the companies by the CHR, and the first of its kind in the world to be launched by a government body.

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  1. I was struck by the fact that while other countries courts are enforcing tougher standards, that in other countries people are allowed to sue, but in the USA the courts are dismissing the cases. I am saddened it takes court action to force people to stop killing the only planet we can live on. Hugs

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