HUMAN RIGHTS / AN OIL DEMOCRACY, OR THE STORY OF BEREZOVKA
On April 11, 2007, the Ecological Society “Green Salvation” submitted a complaint to the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman office. The complaint was filed in defense of the residents of Berezovka village (Burlinsky Raion, Western Kazakhstan Oblast). Their rights are being violated by the company “Lukoil Overseas Karachaganak B.V.”, which received a loan from the IFC for the development of the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field. On May 2, 2007, the IFC officially confirmed that the complaint is eligible for further assessment.