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International Fact Finding Delegation to Investigate Human Rights Case in County Mayo Regarding Controversial Shell Refinery / Pipeline Project

Public Hearing Scheduled to Hear Community Evidence of Police Brutality, Shell and Government Actions – Monday, February 26, 2007 – 6-9 PM
Glenamoy Community Hall

(San Francisco, USA- Amsterdam, Holland) An International Fact Finding Delegation will travel to County Mayo, Ireland to investigate a possible Human Rights Case regarding police, government and corporate actions at the controversial Shell Refinery/Pipeline Project in the area.  Delegates from five nations will travel to various sites in the Rossport area next week to conduct an independent investigation which may lead to possible legal cases before international human rights commissions and courts.

“The Fact Finding Delegation is interested in gathering evidence from all parties in County Mayo about the situation around the Shell refinery and pipeline project in order to determine why violence has recently erupted, among other things,” said Denny Larson of the International Human Rights group, Global Community Monitor.  “We have requested interviews with the Police and Government officials as well as scheduled a public hearing to
gather information from the residents.”

A Public Hearing has been scheduled to hear community evidence of alleged police brutality, as well as Shell and government actions on Monday, February 26, 2007, from 6 PM to 9 PM Glenamoy Community Hall in County Mayo.  The hearing will be recorded and transcribed by court reporters.

The Fact Finding Delegation consists of various experts from Holland, Belgium, England, South Africa and the United States.  The delegation includes, Bobby Sven Peek, the 1998 winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize’ for the Environment.

Evidence from the Fact Finding Delegation will be published and forwarded to the relevant authorities at the European Union and various International Human Rights Commissions and Courts of International Law as deemed appropriate.

For More information contact: Denny Larson of the International Human Rights group, Global Community Monitor +353-087-674-6507 from February 25-28 and thereafter at +1-415-845-4705.

Denny Larson
Global Community Monitor
project of the Tides Center

739 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Office +1 415 643 1870
Cell + 1 415 845 4705

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