BTC under fire for violating human rights obligations and pipeline integrity issues

The UK government ruled earlier this month that the BP-led Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Company consortium is breaking international rules governing the human rights responsibilities of multinational companies in its operations on the controversial BTC oil pipeline. Environment and human rights groups in the UK, which filed an official complaint against BP eight years ago, say the ruling puts the oil multinational in breach of its loan agreements – including a multi-million pound loan backed by UK taxpayers.