Working together with EWNC to protect the Kuban river basinRead More
Crude Accountability is proud to release the English language version of our film, Berezovka: Exodus, about the relocation of the village of Berezovka in Western Kazakhstan. We have been working with the village since 2003 to achieve relocation, and the process is now underway. The community has paid an enormous price–the health of a generation, the loss of economic prosperity–to achieve relocation.Read More
Vitishko Released from Prison
Evgeny Vitishko was freed from the Sadovaya prison colony in Tambov Oblast. We are grateful for the expressions of solidarity with Vitishko from the environmental, human rights and international community since his imprisonment in February 2014. We hope that persecution of Vitishko stops and he will be able to continue his human rights and environmental work without fear of criminal prosecution.Read More
Turkmen Special Services Increase Pressure on Dissidents
Against a backdrop of growing international criticism of the human rights situation in Turkmenistan, the country’s security services have stepped up operations aimed at suppressing the voices of exiled dissidents. Over the past month, at least two Turkmen families in Moscow, and their relatives in Turkmenistan, were subjected to aggressive pressure.
Our Work We work with local activists in the Caspian Sea basin to protect the region’s natural environment and to ensure environmental justice for communities impacted by natural resource development.
Children or Oil
Coalition calls oil companies to take responsibility for the tragedy in Berezovka.
On May 19, 2016, the Director of Crude Accountability and our partners from the Children or Oil? consortium had a run-in with the migration police while on a trip to Aksai, Kazakhstan. An Azattyq reporter in Uralsk, Sanat Urnaliev, covered the story. Below is a translation of the article into English. Employees of the migration […]Read More
On May 24, 2016, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Suma Chakrabarti met with Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to discuss the possibility of the EBRD’s participation in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. According to official sources, increased partnership between the EBRD, Europe, and Turkmenistan in a variety of projects in the oil […]Read More
May 25, 2016, marked the first international day of action against the US-based Chevron Corporation. Civil society organizations and tens of thousands of activists from all over the world, whose rights have been violated by the company, joined in action on that day. Well-known public-interest organizations from Ecuador, Argentina, Canada, and Australia were among the […]Read More