Indonesia: Supreme Court Rules Against Exxon in Aceh Case (News + Analysis)
This is an interesting case in many ways. What responsibilities does a corporation have overseas if, due to local politics and wars, employees are harmed or cause harm for reasons that have nothing to do with the company?
This article doesn't quite make it clear if the military charged with abuse worked for Exxon or the villagers did. And it doesn't quite make clear the entire question: are corporations responsible 24/7 for employees' actions outside the job? Or did these actions occur on the job? Frankly, this article needed a bit of improving.
We need to know more.
Exxon Mobil Corp. has failed to convince the Supreme Court to halt a human rights lawsuit against it.
The justices, without comment, on Monday rejected the energy company's appeal of a ruling on a 2001 lawsuit filed by International Rights Advocates on behalf of 11 villagers in Indonesia's Aceh province