Extractive Industries and Inequality: Intersections of Environmental Law, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice

50 Ariz. St. L.J. 431 (2018). Sumudu Atapattu.

From Shell Oil in Ogoniland, Nigeria to Chevron in Ecuador, and from Bhopal, India to Freeport-McMoRan in Indonesia, the world is replete with examples of corporate excesses and impunity. Time and time again we hear of gross human rights violations and severe environmental degradation associated with multinational corporations operating in developing countries. Extractive industries are just one category of businesses guilty of these excesses.

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