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Hold Shell accountable for human rights abuses in Nigeria

Hold Shell accountable for human rights abuses in Nigeria

A global coalition of NGOs, human rights monitors, academics and analysts have joined Platform in sending a letter to the Board members of Royal Dutch Shell and Shell Nigeria which holds Shell to account for its role in recent human rights abuses in Nigeria. Below is a short extract from the letter: Today the US Supreme […]

The Big 3: oil co’s and legal cases this month

Three of the world’s biggest private oil companies face landmark legal actions this February. Here is a brief run down of the main cases, what they are about and why they matter. 1. US v BP At the centre of the legal fallout from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010 is a  complex civil […]

Video: Chevron rig blazes off the coast of Nigeria

This disturbing video from Al Jazeera shows what’s left of Chevron’s KS Endeavour gas rig, which exploded on 16 January 2012. Over 20 days later the site is still ablaze and the intense flames and plumes of smoke can be seen from the nearby fishing village. Local community activists released this footage:  

The world’s biggest data leak

On Friday 2 September, Wikileaks finally published the full batch of over 250,000 secret US diplomatic cables. The unredacted archive of cables is now available online. The decision to dump the data in the open has landed Wikileaks in further controversy and drawn condemnation from its former media partners around the world, due to the possible risk of […]



MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environment groups criticize Shell CEO van der Veer for undermining Climate Policies Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Washington – 29th June 2009 Fresh evidence of oil giant Shell’s colossal contribution to global climate change and its continued investment in carbon intensive fossil fuels has been revealed today in a new report.[1] The […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Shell face global backlash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Shell face global backlash

Rallies in Ogoniland, Nigeria, US and UK ahead of Wiwa v Shell trial. Wednesday 27th May 2009 CONTACT: Nigeria, Celestine Akpobari, Ogoni Solidarity Forum, +234 8032733965 Ken Henshaw, Social Action, +234 8034053707 US, Celia Alario, +1(310) 721-6517 UK, Benjamin, PLATFORM, +44 207 357 0055 Stunning protests swept three different countries ahead of the delayed Wiwa […]

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