Shell faces Saro-Wiwa death claim
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos
[Perfil de demanda judicial del Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos sobre demandas judiciales contra Shell en Estados Unidos por su supuesta complicidad en asesinatos extrajudiciales de activistas y otras violaciones de derechos humanos cometidas por militares en Nigeria.]
Author: Center for Constitutional Rights & EarthRights International
WiwavShell.org is a joint project of the Center for Constitutional Rights and EarthRights International, two organizations serving as co-counsel on two closely-related lawsuits – Wiwa v. Shell & Wiwa v. Anderson – to hold oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and a key Shell official accountable for complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria.
As a global group of companies we have a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen: to listen and respond to all points of view. In this section we aim to explain our position on these issues:
The Ogoni issue - Shell Nigeria's community programme in Ogoni continues.
Human Rights - Shell Companies in Nigeria operate the policy of respect for fundamental human rights and continue to improve relationships with host communities.
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Author: George Monbiot, Guardian [UK]
Fourteen years after the judicial murder of the Nigerian novelist, environmentalist and human rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Shell is about to go on trial in New York, accused of complicity in his execution. This represents a remarkable moment in the struggle between people and multinational corporations...From now on, no transnational corporation involved in possible human rights abuses will feel completely safe...For two centuries corporations and governments from the rich world have treated the people they encounter overseas as nothing but obstacles...Now these inconvenient people might begin to be seen as human beings.
Author: Matthew Green & Michael Peel, Financial Times
The death of Ken Saro-Wiwa…will return to haunt Royal Dutch Shell this month when a potentially groundbreaking court case opens in the US alleging the company was complicit in his execution. Lawyers are hoping to hold Shell to account for sponsoring what they describe as a campaign of terror by Nigeria's security forces in Ogoni in the Niger Delta that culminated in Saro-Wiwa's hanging in 1995. The case is a key test of whether multinationals based in the US or operating there can be successfully sued for damages over their operations abroad. Proceedings are due to open at a New York court on April 27…Shell says the allegations contained in the case are false and that the company appealed for clemency for Saro-Wiwa.