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Villagers from Myanmar who suffered serious human rights abuses by members of the army (including forced labour and forced relocation) in connection with a natural gas pipeline project, brought a class action against Unocal Corporation (a US oil company) and related companies in the US courts. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant companies paid money to and benefited from the army’s role in project, alleged to be managed as a joint venture between the army and defendant companies. The plaintiffs’ legal claims included wrongful death, assault, liability in negligence and recklessness. The case settled.
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