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21 Aug 2012


[PDF] Dirty Work: Shell’s security spending in Nigeria and beyond

This briefing presents an analysis of Shell’s global security expenditure between 2007 and 2009...By 2009, Shell’s total support for government forces in Nigeria reached an estimated $65 million. This is a staggering transfer of company funds and resources into the hands of soldiers and police known for routine human rights abuses...Shell’s security spending has: reinforced the impunity enjoyed by human rights abusers; enabled indiscriminate military attacks; hardened the ongoing militarisation of the Delta; exacerbated communal conflicts and become a potent force in conflict dynamics; exposed the company to potential liability for aiding international crimes. [refers to Shell Petroleum Development Company, AGIP (part of Eni), Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Total, Control Risks Group, Erinys, G4S, Saladin Security and Executive Outcomes Chevron] [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Control Risk, Saladin, G4S & Erinys to respond. Control Risk, G4S & Erinys responses are included below. Saladin declined to respond]