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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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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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Nigeria oil judgment – A small step in the journey from travesty to justice

By Dr Kolawole Olaniyan, Legal Advisor, Amnesty International Last week something momentous happened – and those of us who campaign for justice for the victims of oil spills in the Niger Delta had good cause to feel Christmas had come … Continue reading

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