Category Archives: Corporate Accountability

Burden of proof: Niger Delta communities learn the ropes of oil spill monitoring

By Joe Westby, Corporate Campaigner, Amnesty International; and Onyekachi Okoro, Media for Justice Programme, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) “People are dying silently. The oil companies bring sickness to our communities”, a man from a polluted community … Continue reading

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Will the UN be all talk and no action on business and human rights?

By Joe Westby, Corporate Campaigner This week marks the 29th anniversary of one of the world’s worst ever industrial disasters: the infamous gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India that, on the night of 2-3 December 1984, … Continue reading

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Oil theft in the Niger Delta doesn’t explain all the oil spills

By Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International There are currently two competing narratives about oil pollution in the Niger Delta. The first is that oil companies, particularly Shell, are responsible for massive pollution caused by leaks … Continue reading

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Profiting from misery in Katanga

By Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International I have just left Katanga in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where my colleague Lisa Tassi and I were following up on Amnesty International’s work on mining and … Continue reading

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Shell’s Niger Delta pollution: the good, the bad and the ongoing quest for justice

By Audrey Gaughran, Amnesty International’s Africa Programme Director This week’s ruling by a Dutch court in a case brought by four Nigerian farmers against the oil company Shell for pollution damage represents a small victory – but also underlines the … Continue reading

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