Watching the World: Total settles with Sherpa

12/05/2005
Total SA has reached an agreement with the French Sherpa Association for an end to legal proceedings begun in 2002 on behalf of eight nationals of Myanmar.The French Sherpa group is an organization that defends human rights worldwide and represents eight Myanmar nationals who had started legal proceedings for arbitrary sequestration in 2002 at the Nanterre District Court in France.The plaintiffs claimed that they “had been forced by the Myanmar Army to work on the Yadana gas pipeline construction project and that their work could be classified as forced labor.”Under the terms of this agreement, Total has decided to create a €5.2 million solidarity fund, most of which will...
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