With this decision, the Norwegian Government locks-in decades of continued gas production in the Arctic. The fact that the Government has green-lighted new power lines over Sámi lands, while the human rights violations against the Sámi people are ongoing, is not only absurd, it’s a disgrace.
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a prominent environmental defender sentenced to five years in prison on false tax charges by a country that is increasingly trying to silence activists and academics.
There is growing international pressure on the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, to repeal a controversial, dangerous, draconian Terror Bill, which is in the process of becoming law in the country.
At a trial in the Hague, three witnesses testify they were bribed by Shell to give evidence against Ken Saro-Wiwa and the other Ogoni 9 in the nineties.
In an historic judgement yesterday, a Dutch court issued an interim ruling that it does have jurisdiction to hear the legal case bought by four widows of the Ogoni 9, who were murdered by the Nigerian military back in 1995.
The breaking news from a trial in Chelmsford in Essex, north of London, is that 15 non-violent peaceful activists have just been convicted of a terror-related offence, for which they could be jailed for life.
There are two scandals going on in world sport right now: the one you have heard about and the one that you haven’t.
Today, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague is one of the first European politicians to visit Azerbaijan, a country with an appalling human rights record, since widely condemned Presidential elections.
On Monday morning, Shell’s “Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division” emailed 71,900 employees. But that division doesn’t exist.
Although the BP / Deepwater Horizon trial maybe hogging the headlines, another courtroom battle is equally intriguing and important. It is almost 3 years since the trial of Wiwa versus Shell settled for $15.5 million on the eve of the trial. Along with the Wiwa action, there was a parallel legal case, Kiobel Versus Shell, … Read More