Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Oil production and compensational justice?

On 14 and 15 November 2012, BICC together with Misereor and AG Tschad is conducting a Civil Society workshop on alternative compensation models “Oil production and compensational justice?”.

Photo: BICC/C. Andrä

International experts with technical expertise and regional insights will discuss the hypothesis that contexts and conditions of oil production in West and Central Africa are comparable as land and customary rights, governance structures and social dynamics are concerned. 

The workshop brings together European Civil Society Organizations and research institutes to reflect on models and approaches that can avoid human rights abuses and the deterioration of living conditions and contribute to improved livelihoods and security of affected people in oil producing areas as well as enhance solidarity and social cohesion among those populations. It aims at developing alternative approaches for the oil sector using customary rights models and secures communities’ interests, especially in the oil and gas sector of South Sudan, Chad, Niger (and potentially the DR Congo).

Participation is by invitation only.