Oil Justice Event

The Oil Justice Project is holding a free event at SOAS on 13 November 2017 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Big oil companies are devastating communities across the world. Their operations have forced people from their land, polluted the environment, and led to widespread human rights violations.

In Colombia, British companies such as BP and Perenco have exploited oil resources despite the impact of their presence on the conflict. There is evi­dence of kidnapping, torture, murder and disappearances. An estimated 9,000 people were murdered and 3,000 have disappeared in Casanare over the past two decades.

As the country enters a new phase of the historic peace agreement signed between the FARC insurgency and the Colombian government, we must question the role of corporations, which have indirectly benefited from the conflict, and how they fit in Colombia’s new peace landscape.

Through the Oil Justice Project, we aim to tell the stories of frontline communities struggling against ‘Big Oil’. With their stories, rage and thirst for justice, we work together to hold companies and governments to account where corporate crimes have been committed.

Join us to hear from frontline communities and campaigners about how you can get involved in the fight to dismantle corporate power.

Oil Justice is the joint project of COSPACC, War on Want, and Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors, seeking justice for communities affected by big oil.

There event will

  • Screen Casanare – Oil and Terror Documentary produced by COSPACC
  • Re-set the context for the project in the context of peace negotiations and talk about the
  • Update people on the different activities and talk about the challenges
  • A call to action to join and become involved in the project and potential next actions (BP AGM)

Event details –

13 November 2017, 7pm-9.30pm

Wolfson Lecture Theatre

SOAS Wing of Senate House

WC1E 7HX

Refreshments provided