'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.

Nigeria: Amnesty data activists uncover serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni

A groundbreaking research project by Amnesty International has exposed evidence of serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni, whose irresponsible approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta is exacerbating an environmental crisis. Through an innovative network of crowdsourced data analysis, Amnesty found that Shell and Eni are taking weeks to respond to reports of spills and publishing misleading information about the cause and severity of spills, which may result in communities not receiving compensation. The Decoders network is a platform developed by Amnesty to crowdsource human rights r

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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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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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Amnesty International Report - Nigeria: Petroleum, pollution and poverty in the Niger Delta

Amnesty International Report - Nigeria: Petroleum, pollution and poverty in the Niger Delta

Mar 5 2012 5:23PM
No win, no fee: no fee, no case
A good day for massive, human rights-abusing companies - a bad day for poor victims You might have heard the discussion on this morning’s Today programme about reforms to legal aid in Britain which are being debated in the House of Lor...
Jul 24 2009 10:29AM
The Man's response
So how did yesterday’s webchat with Shell go? At Amnesty, lots of us sat together in a lively hub submitting questions to Shell and chatting online with others who are concerned about the impacts of the oil industry in the Niger Delta....
Jul 23 2009 4:49AM
Your chance to tell The Man
There is some debate around about whether ‘online activism’ petitions, Facebook groups and webchats, are worthwhile and as fruitful as more old style methods of campaigning – like getting arrested… We’re sure we’ve got one that’s defin...
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