Shell in court over Nigeria oil spills

The first judgement will be handed down tomorrow in the trial brought against Shell by 15,000 Nigerians from the Niger Delta, who were devastated by two massive oil spills from a Shell pipeline.

19th June, 2014
Shell says it is not responsible for ongoing pollution in the region

The first judgement will be handed down tomorrow in the trial brought against Shell by 15,000 Nigerians from the Niger Delta, who were devastated by two massive oil spills in 2008 and 2009 from a Shell pipeline.

Amnesty International has been campaigning since 2009 for Shell to admit that its operations had caused the damage and jeopardised the health of thousands of people living near Shell’s oil facilities in the region.

Shell is expected to argue that...

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