'I still feel pain in my heart that my husband was killed, and I need justice for him, and my people.' Esther Kiobel

Esther's fight for justice

Esther Kiobel has taken on one of the world’s biggest oil companies – Shell – in a final fight for justice for her husband’s killing.

Niger Delta: Government clean-up does not let Shell off the hook

Oil still contaminates swamp in Rivers State, years after spill
Oil still contaminates swamp in Rivers State, years after spill © Amnesty International
Clean up due to start on Thursday 2 June

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Nov 10 2015 7:00AM
Shell haunted by Ken Saro Wiwa legacy as Niger Delta communities demand justice
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other Ogoni leaders, hanged by the Nigerian state after they spoke out against the government and campaigned against Shell’s operations in Nigeria’s Ogoniland...

Slick PR can't disguise Shell's devastating oil pollution in Nigeria

© Mike Uwemedimo/Amnesty International

Shell makes billions of dollars from selling oil and gas every year, and spends a fair bit of it on glossy marketing – including a project called #makethefuture, which asks young people for bright ideas to change the world.

But no amount of shiny PR can hide the sticky truth about Shell's ongoing pollution in southern Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta.

Shell: New report slams oil spill clean-up claims on 20th Anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa Execution

© Amnesty International
Visible oil found at spill from 45 years ago Amnesty hijacks Shell recruitment video

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Jan 7 2015 11:20AM
Oil giant Shell humbled by Bodo fishermen in UK court settlement
After decades of blaming anyone else for the ecological disaster in the Niger Delta, Shell has been forced to point the finger at itself. Why else would the company make an out-of-court settlement of £55m and admit to telling lies duri...

Nigeria: Long awaited victory as Shell finally pays out £55 million over Niger Delta oil spills

Oil spill at Bodo July 2012
Oil spill at Bodo July 2012 © Media for Justice Project, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD)
“Oil pollution in the Niger Delta is one of the biggest corporate scandals of our time”

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Aug 5 2014 2:17PM
Shell’s day of reckoning approaches
It is three years since the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) published the findings of a ground-breaking scientific study into the appalling impacts of oil pollution in the Ogoniland region of the Niger Delta. It found tha...

FOI request reveals UK backed Shell and Rio Tinto in human rights court cases after corporate lobbying

Cecilia Teela searching the oil-covered shore of Bodo creek, where she used to collect periwrinkles. © Amnesty International
The UK government backed the oil giant Shell and mining multinational Rio Tinto in major human rights cases in the US Supreme Court after being lobbied for support, newly-revealed government docume

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Apr 7 2014 9:51AM
The documents that show our Government caved in to corporate lobbying
Are there any principles that the UK government is willing to stand up for in the face of business lobbying? Apparently not, if documents released through a Freedom of Information request are anything to go by. These show, in detail, h...
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