Shell pollution in Nigeria

This video is called The Case Against Shell: ‘The Hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa Showed the True Cost of Oil’.

Nigerian villagers have pleaded with a court at The Hague to hear their case against Royal Dutch Shell for allegedly polluting their land: here.

Charlie Kimber looks at Guy Hibbert’s new drama about the close relationship between oil, inequality and corruption in Nigeria: here.

3 thoughts on “Shell pollution in Nigeria

  1. Nigerians win right to sue Shell in Holland

    Wednesday 30 December 2009

    Environmental organisation Milieudefensie and four Nigerian farmers have been given the go ahead to sue Shell and Shell Nigeria in the Netherlands, news agency ANP reports.

    Judges in the Hague said on Wednesday the case may go ahead despite Shell’s claim that the Dutch courts do not have jurisdiction.

    The villagers and Milieudefensie want to hold the Netherlands- based oil giant responsible for a leaking pipeline owned by its Nigerian subsidiary, which polluted farmland and woods in 2005.

    They argue that Shell and its Nigerian arm are so closely linked that the court would be justified in taking the case. Shell says the case should be heard in Nigeria.

    The case will start on February 10. Milieudefensie and the farmers are demanding Shell clean up the spillages and compensate farmers for loss of income.



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