• On Eve of Trial, Settlement Agreements Provide $15.5 Million for Compensation to Nigerian Human Rights Activists and to Establish Trust Fund

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Details on Wiwa v. Shell

  • The Case Against Shell The Case Against Shell

    Royal Dutch Shell, plc (Shell) began oil production in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in 1958 and has a long history of working closely with the Nigerian government to quell popular opposition to its presence in the region. At the request of Shell, and with Shell’s assistance and financing, N ...

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  • Shell’s Environmental Devastation in Nigeria Shell’s Environmental Devastation in Nigeria

    Royal Dutch Shell, plc (Shell) began oil production in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in 1958 and has a long history of working closely with the Nigerian government to quell popular opposition to its presence in the region. From 1990-1995, Nigerian soldiers, at Shell’s request and with Shell' ...

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Attorney Judith Chomsky on DemocracyNow

From DemocracyNow.com: The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay a $15.5 million settlement to avoid a trial over its alleged involvement in human rights violations in the Niger Delta. The case was brought on behalf of ten plaintiffs who accused Shell of complicity in the 1995 executions of Nigerian writer and environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others. DemocracyNow spoke to Ken Wiwa, the son of Ken Saro-Wiwa, and attorney Judith Brown Chomsky.

Watch the three-part interview footage below