THAI BHR NETWORK STATEMENT:
DAM COLLAPSE IN LAOS
The Thai Business & Human Rights Network (Thai BHR Network) calls on the Lao Government to immediately undertake a transparent and independent investigation to ensure effective remedies for the victims of the dam collapse at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project and to remove any barrier that prevent such investigation or remedies. Further, the companies, investors and the Thai government should also take immediate remedial and preventive steps to meet their responsibilities to those affected. In particular, the Thai government, currently in the process of developing a National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights, should include a strong commitment to enact a law establishing criminal liability for businesses operating in Thailand or Thai outbound investments causing human rights violations.
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