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22 Feb 2012

International Commission of Jurists

[PDF] Nigeria: victims of human rights abuse by companies too often defenceless - ICJ report

Victims of human rights abuse by companies - mainly the oil industry - in Nigeria have very limited access to legal remedies and reparation, a new report by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) shows. The report Access to Justice: Human Rights Abuses Involving Corporations - Nigeria reveals that Nigerian people whose environment, land and health have been severely harmed by the activities of corporations, face major obstacles when seeking justice. These range from legal deficiencies to prevalence of corruption and lack of legal aid, and affect primarily vulnerable communities...The study stresses the need to address the problem is all the more pressing given that business corporations, including transnational companies operating mainly in the country's oil sector, are unwilling to adopt practices that respect the well-being of people and respect the environment...

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International Commission of Jurists releases new report on access to justice in Nigeria for human rights abuses involving corporations

International Commission of Jurists - Access to Justice, Country Reports