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

Author: Platform, Published on: 21 August 2012

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]

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Related companies: AGIP (part of Eni) Chevron Control Risks Eni Erinys International Executive Outcomes G4S Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Saladin Security Total