Amnesty International's presentation at the Consultation on the Extractive Sector organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, November 10-11, 2005
This presentation was made at a consultation on the extractive industry. In the extractive sector the interplay between a company and the constituencies within and around it often leads to sharp tension and the human rights impact is often stark. Corporate social responsibility and economic, social and cultural rights must be considered. The view of the Amnesty International is that that human rights responsibility of companies in the extractive sector must be drawn from existing human rights standards and human rights law and treaties, and not from the business's interpretation of human rights.