September 10, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Oil workers in Kazakhstan face mistreatment and repression at the hands of the government and oil companies, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. According to HRW, Kazakh authorities and three companies operating in the oil and gas sector in western Kazakhstan restrict ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq must reform portions of its commercial legal structure if it hopes to foster a sustainable oil industry...Recent events seem to demonstrate that Iraq may well provide a signature lesson on the dangers ...[read more]
April 6, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The Iraqi Council of Representatives will likely consider this week two new draft reform bills attempting to solidify the nation's oil law, Energy Committee Chairman Abdul-Hadi al-Hassani said Saturday. Under the first draft law, the state-run and government-funded Iraqi National Oil Company ...[read more]
December 21, 2004
by Brandon Smith
Updating a continuing story on JURIST's Paper Chase, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Baikal Finance Group, the little-known company that bought the production arm of oil giant Yukos at auction from the Russian authorities over the weekend, had a long history in the energy ...[read more]

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