Shell is Guilty of Much More than Human Rights Abuses

June 9, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

As the news sinks in of the Shell settlement, emails have been pouring in this morning asking what does it mean for the plaintiffs, the Ogoni and ongoing struggles on human rights and the environment? People are asking whether this is a victory for the Plaintiffs or a victory for Shell. You would have to … Read More

Wiwa v Shell Settled

June 8, 2009By Steve KretzmannBlog Post 5 Comments

The ShellGuilty Campaign: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL FORCED TO SETTLE HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OUT OF COURT Damning Evidence Reveals Shell’s Complicity with Crimes Against Humanity; Landmark Case Resolved in Favor of Families of Executed Nigerian Environmental Leader Ken Saro-Wiwa and Others After 14 Year Legal Battle New York– After legal battles lasting nearly fourteen years, oil … Read More

1,000 Reported Dead in Nigeria on Eve of Shell AGM

May 18, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Tomorrow is the Shell AGM: the show case of the company’s year. Shell will be under fire from investors over corporate pay, but its record in Nigeria should be the real reason the company is in the spotlight. In the Hague, the main venue for Shell’s main AGM, the oil company’s top brass will be … Read More

If you lose, just appeal and then appeal again…

May 5, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Big oil and big tobacco have always had one major advantage when it comes to lawsuits. Their pot of money to defend themselves is on a different scale to the opposition. Lose one round, and they just fight on – and appeal it. Lose that and keep on appealing. That’s why it took decades for … Read More

Shell: “A tough year to come in Nigeria”

April 28, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Yesterday a campaign was launched, called ShellGuilty. It is intended to stop Shell’s on-going gas flaring in the Niger Delta and to campaign for justice for the Ogoni people. The campaign highlights many of the issues that will come to trial next month in New York, in WiwavShell, including Shell being accused of complicity in … Read More

‘ShellGuilty’ Campaign Launched

April 27, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

It has been a long fight for justice, but the day that Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa dreamed of is now just a month away. Saro-Wiwa was hung along with eight others in November 1995, having been framed by the Nigerian military for a crime he did not commit. His only crime had been to take … Read More