Its that time of year again with the annual UN climate meeting, called the conference of the Parties, or COP, just a couple of weeks away. This year’s meeting, COP27, will take place from 6-18 November 2022 at the luxury resort of in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
“Victory for the planet” as South African court quashes Shell’s exploration licence
The history of Shell on the African continent is wrapped in a vortex of controversy that stretches back decades. However, last week, in a significant victory, a High Court in South Africa ruled that Shell’s exploration right to conduct seismic surveys on the so-called “Wild Coast” of the country was granted unlawfully.
The fight to hold Shell accountable for complicity in murder & pollution in Nigeria continues
In 2017, Esther Kiobel and three other widows of the Ogoni 9, brought a new legal case against Shell in the Netherlands for complicity in murdering their husbands. And today was judgement day in the Hague. A day for hope. A day of dreams. However, those dreams were to be shattered. But this is not the end of the fight.
#FreeDonziger: 900 days under house arrest for fighting Big Oil’s dirty pollution in Ecuador
Embedded into the story of the struggle against Big Oil in Ecuador is the American lawyer: Steven Donziger. His story adds another layer of torrid injustice in the fight to hold Big Oil accountable. His story needs to be told.
In latest setback, Shell suspends seismic activity in South Africa after court ruling
In the latest setback for the oil giant, Shell has had to terminate the contract for the seismic ship that was due to undertake highly controversail exploration off South Africa’s wild coast, after a court ruled at the end of December that Shell had not adequately consulted the local community.
Another “watershed moment” as UK’s top court rules Nigerians can sue Shell too
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that two Nigerian communities – of more than 50,000 people – can bring their legal claims for clean-up and compensation against Royal Dutch Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary in the English courts.
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court “would be a catastrophe for the climate”
This week sees President Trump’s highly controversial pick for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, answering questions in front of the Senate Judicary committee as part of her nomination hearings for the top legal job.
ACT NOW in the Philippines: We need you to stand against the #JunkTerrorLaw
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.
Outrage after “Cancer Alley” activists face terrorism charges for anti-plastics stunt
“We will not stand by as law enforcement and a toxic chemical company from Taiwan attempt to scare, silence, and intimidate us. We will not be silent.”
Justin: It’s time to de-escalate, de-colonize, and de-carbonize
What is Trudeau willing to do? He has a choice. He can carry on the fossil fuel economy, and bludgeon First Nations rights in the process or he can de-escalate, de-carbonise and de-colonise.