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Shell Nigeria case may temper Big Oil policies

Reuters

Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:17pm EDT

By Rebekah Kebede – Analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) cash payment of $15.5 million — roughly four hours of its 2008 profits — to settle a human rights case in Nigeria may not be enough to change Big Oil’s policies in the developing world.

A better incentive may be a desire to avoid the high legal costs and the bad publicity from the 13-year case accusing Shell of abuses in the Niger Delta region.

The suit involved incidents including the 1995 hangings of author and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other protesters by Nigeria’s then-military government. read more

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‘Exclusive’ Shell deal challenged in Nigeria

FAMILY members of three Nigerian Ogoni minority activists executed in 1995 say they have been excluded from a $A19.5 million settlement reached with Royal Dutch Shell.

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Shell’s “humanitarian” gesture in settling out of court is entirely self-serving – Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International UK

All of this could have been avoided had the oil companies been held properly accountable for decades of adverse impacts on human rights.

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Allegations of Corporate Crimes Against Humanity Going to Trial

A federal judge has cleared one of the last obstacles to a May trial for families of Nigerian environmental activists who are seeking to hold a Dutch oil company liable for violations of international law committed by the Nigerian military government.

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