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Corporate ethics

In a court in New York, Royal Dutch Shell is due to stand trial for its part in the torture, prosecution and execution by the Nigerian authorities in 1995 of the Ogoni 9, including…Ken Saro-Wiwa. The Ogoni are an indigenous people of the Niger Delta where Shell has been drilling for oil since 1958. For years, they had been protesting over the environmental degradation of their lands by the oil giant…This is a landmark case because it examines the extent to which corporations can be held accountable for the egregious human rights abuses of bad governments with which they do business.