Oil, power and a Sign of Hope

Oil, power and a Sign of Hope

Of corporations and the human right to clean water

Klaus Stieglitz, Sabine Pamperrien

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312 Seiten

ISBN-13: 9783907625965

Verlag: Rüffer & Rub Sachbuchverlag

Erscheinungsdatum: 13.04.2016

Sprache: Englisch

Farbe: Nein

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“Oil, power and Sign of Hope” documents the struggle to get the parties responsible at the oil companies and at their partners of sponsorship to adhere to interna-tionally-applicable standards and, by doing such, to enable 180,000 people to exercise their human right to clean water. Another thrust of Sign of Hope’s endeavors is the preservation of one of the world’s largest wetlands and of its unique biodiversity: There are ways and means of pushing the buttons of the managers responsible for making decisions at entities that are engaged in polluting the environment. These buttons just have to be really strongly pushed.
Klaus Stieglitz

Klaus Stieglitz

Klaus Stieglitz studied political and legal sciences, earning a masters degree in the process. He followed that up by conducting field work in eastern Africa, Asia and South America. Klaus Stieglitz has published a large number of articles on human rights and South Sudan, and on other subjects.Since 1997, Klaus Stieglitz has been responsible for Sign of Hope’s efforts to protect human rights. In 2009, he became the organization’s deputy chairperson. “Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V.”;to give the NGO’s full name;is an organization motivated by Christian values. It is not affiliated with a confession. Sign of Hope works to protect human rights and to render humanitarian assistance. It is headquartered in Konstanz, the southwestern German city.

Sabine Pamperrien

Sabine Pamperrien

Sabine Pamperrien studied jurisprudence, literature and history, earning a masters and a Ph.D. in the process. Her thesis was on Heiner Müller, the German playwright and director. She participated in a project that researched the history of the German Democratic Republic. After working for TV broadcasters and for a variety of publications;with this including a stint as the editor in chief of a media magazineSabine Pamperrien is now a self-employed journalist. Her clients include the “Deutschlandfunk” national radio network, Zurich’s “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” daily, the Frankfurt-based “Frankfurter Allgemeine” daily, and such magazines as “Das Parlament” and “Der Freitag”. Sabine Pamperrien was the author of the best-selling “Helmut Schmidt und der Scheisskrieg” (“Helmut Schmidt and the damned war”).

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