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Cameroon communities vs. Victoria Oil and Gas

Case overview

Date filed 5 February 2018
Current status Pending
Issue Victoria Oil and Gas impacts on communities in Cameroun
Summary of the case Community-based organisations in Cameroon allege that UK-based Victoria Oil and Gas and its Cameroon-based subsidiary, Gaz Du Cameroun, violated the OECD Guidelines in operations at the Logbaba Gas Project. The Complainants allege that riverside communities affected by the project experience the negative effects of water pollution, noise and nuisance from (explosions at) the gas exploitation site, destruction of homes and loss of household income. Community members also complain about the lack of meaningful engagement by the company and lack of information about (potential) negative effects on their health and safety.

The complainants hope that the NCP is able to facilitate a dialogue between the company and the community and facilitate access to remedy for the negative impacts experienced by community members.
Developments/Outcome On 20 December 2018 the UK NCP published its initial assessment, in which it accepted the case for further investigation.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Labour rights, Human rights, Environment, Disclosure of information

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point United Kingdom
NCP address London, United Kingdom
NCP website https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-national-contact-point-for-the-organisation-for-economic-co-operation-and-development-guidelines
Other NCPs involved

Complainants

Company Information

Company responsible Victoria Oil and Gas
Company address
Company website
Company in violation Gaz Du Cameroun
Country of operations Cameroon
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
20 December 2018 National Contact Point United Kingdom initial assessment The UK NCP publishes its initial assessment in which it accepts the case for further investigation. download pdf (475Kb)  
5 February 2018 l’Association des Habitants de Ndogpassi I, II et III file Complaint filed with the UK NCP  

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