Nigerian villagers submit complaint to NCPs in Italy & the Netherlands, accusing Eni of causing floods that damage their livelihoods

Author: Egbema Voice of Freedom, Chima Williams & Associates, Advocates for Community Alternatives, Published on: 9 January 2018

 "Nigerian villagers ask Italian and Dutch governments to make oil giant Eni stop causing floods", 15 Dez 2017

Since the 1960s, Eni has been drilling for oil in and around Aggah..., causing the streams to back up and violently flood large swathes of farmland and residential areas... [T]he floods’ impacts on health, livelihoods and property are widespread and severe...

Eni’s actions violate the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, an internationally recognized code of conduct that Italy has officially endorsed. They state that companies are expected to avoid infringing on the human rights of others and fix the problem when they cause human rights violations. Today’s complaint was addressed to the National Contact Points (NCPs) for the OECD Guidelines in Italy and the Netherlands. NCPs may offer mediation services when communities believe that a company based in their country is violating the Guidelines in its global operations. The complaint was filed by a community association...

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