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Ground-breaking ECOWAS Court judgment orders government to punish oil companies over pollution

A judgment by the Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice (ECOWAS) has been hailed as a key moment in "holding governments and companies to account for pollution", Amnesty International and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) said. A judgment by the Economic Community of West African States

Groundbreaking ECOWAS Court judgment key moment in holding governments and companies to account for pollution

A regional court ruling found the Nigerian government and multinational corporations responsible for years of pollution in the Niger Delta yesterday, in what Amnesty International said was a crucial precedent that vindicates the human right to a healthy environme  

Shell's investors given wake-up call as independent report reveals a legacy of liabilities over Niger Delta

Shell’s investors are facing a tougher international legal environment that is likely to have a dramatic impact on its balance sheet as claims mount from its activities in the Niger Delta, according to a new independent report from specialists at the University of Essex.  Failure to clean-up pollution leaves FTSE 100 company exposed to potential bill of billions

Llamada de atención a los inversores de Shell al revelar un informe independiente un legado de responsabilidades respecto al delta del Níger - 10 December 2012

Headline Title:  Llamada de atención a los inversores de Shell por un informe sobre el delta del Níger Los inversores de Shell se enfrentan a un entorno jurídico internacional más duro que probablemente tenga un drástico efecto sobre su cuenta de resultados, a medida que crecen las demandas por sus Al no haber limpiado la contaminación, la empresa, que figura entre las 100 principales de la Bolsa de Londres, podría tener que pagar miles de millones. Media Node:  bodo_es Twitter Tag:  nigeria “Shell no puede seguir eludiendo sus responsabilidades.” Source:  Peter Frankental, AI Reino Unido Date:  Mon, 10/12/2012

Shell's investors given wake-up call as report reveals legacy of liabilities over Niger Delta - 10 December 2012

Headline Title:  Shell's investors given wake-up call over Niger Delta report Shell’s investors are facing a tougher international legal environment that is likely to have a dramatic impact on its balance sheet as claims mount from its activities in the Niger Delta, accordin Failure to clean-up pollution leaves FTSE 100 company exposed to potential bill of billions. Media Node:  bodo Twitter Tag:  nigeria “Shell can no longer wriggle away from its responsibilities. ” Source:  Amnesty International UK's Peter Frankental Date:  Mon, 10/12/2012

Blog : Shell et le delta du Niger, la saga continue - 29 October 2012

Headline Title:  Blog : Shell et le delta du Niger, la saga continue Par Audrey Gaughran, directrice du programme Afrique d'Amnesty International Depuis des dizaines d'années, l'exploitation du pétrole dans le delta du Niger, au Nigeria, est à l'origine d'une pollution de grande ampleur qui touche à la fois les eaux et les terres, entamant la capacité des habitants à pêcher et à cultiver la terre, et qui représente un risque pour la santé de la population. Media Node:  Bodo oil spill_fr VIDEO: Bodo oil spills Story Location:  Nigeria 5° 11' 45.2292" N, 8° 2' 11.3964" E “D'après Shell, les dégâts seraient dus à des fuites ultérieures causées par des actes de sabotage et des vols. Amnesty International a demandé des éléments pouvant étayer ces allégations mais n'a reçu aucune réponse.” Source:  Audrey Gaughran, directrice du programme Afrique d'Amnesty International URL:  Shell a fourni des informations très inexactes au sujet d'un déversement de pétrole dans le delta du Niger Description:  Nouvelle, 23 avril 2012

Nigeria: Es vital que haya una investigación independiente sobre los homicidios de Maiduguri

Según los informes, las fuerzas de seguridad dispararon contra decenas de hombres y niños en Maiduguri, en el norte de Nigeria. Al mismo tiempo, Amnistía Internacional publicaba un informe en el que la organización condenaba las violaciones de derechos humanos a manos de las fuerzas de seguridad en respuesta a la campaña de violencia de Boko Haram. Según los informes, las fuerzas de seguridad dispararon contra decenas de hombres y niños en Maiduguri, en el norte de Nigeria.

Nigeria. Il est crucial de mener une enquête indépendante sur les homicides de Maiduguri

Alors qu’Amnesty International vient de publier un rapport condamnant les violations des droits humains commises par les forces de sécurité en réponse à la campagne de terreur menée par Boko Haram, des dizaines d’hommes et de garçons originaires de Maiduguri, dans le nord du Nigeria, auraient été abattus par les forces de sécurité. Alors qu’Amnesty International vient de publier un rapport condamnant les violations des droits humains commises par les forces de sécurité en réponse à la campagne de terreur menée par Boko Haram,

Nigeria: Independent investigation into Maiduguri killings vital

Dozens of men and boys from Maiduguri in northern Nigeria have been reportedly shot by security forces as Amnesty International published a report condemning human rights violations by the security forces in response to the Boko Haram campaign of violence. Dozens of men and boys from Maiduguri in northern Nigeria have been reportedly shot by security f

Nigeria: Independent investigation into Maiduguri killings vital - 2 November 2012

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Independent investigation into Maiduguri killings vital Dozens of men and boys from Maiduguri in northern Nigeria have been reportedly shot by security forces as Amnesty International pu Dozens of men and boys have been reportedly shot by Nigerian security forces as an Amnesty International report slammed human rights violations by the security forces in response to Boko Haram violence. Media Node:  Nigeria security news Story Location:  United Kingdom 5° 36' 27.3708" N, 6° 51' 19.6884" E See map: Google Maps “These reports from Maiduguri are shocking - they underline the importance of Amnesty International’s call for thorough investigation into all reports of human rights violations” Source:  Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Date:  Fri, 02/11/2012 URL:  Nigeria: Trapped in the cycle of violence Description:  News story/report, 2 November 2012

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