Tullow was one of the first companies to begin modern oil exploration in Uganda and invested considerable resources in the country, both for project development and local infrastructure. However, Uganda was in many ways unprepared for the major industrialization of its petroleum sector, which posed challenges both for oil developers and for the rightsholders affected by development. In 2012, the Project?s most significant human rights risks stemmed from four sources: (i) Land management and resettlement; (ii) Corruption; (iii) Increasing militarization of the zone; and (iv) Nondiscrimination.
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Categories: Human Rights Defenders, Kenya