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February 9, 2020 • Press Release

2020 Could be Shell’s Year of Reckoning in Nigeria

In 2020 Shell will face unprecedented legal scrutiny over decades of human rights abuses in Nigeria, Amnesty International said today, as the oil giant braces itself for conclusions in a string of European court battles. Allegations range from complicity in unlawful executions to systemic pollution and environmental damage in the Niger Delta.

March 15, 2018 • Report

Nigeria: Amnesty activists uncover serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni

A groundbreaking research project by Amnesty International has exposed evidence of serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni, whose irresponsible approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta is …

November 27, 2017 • Report

Nigeria/UK/Netherlands: Investigate Shell for complicity in murder, rape and torture 

The organization has released a ground-breaking review of thousands of pages of internal company documents and witness statements, as well as Amnesty International’s own archive from the period.

March 1, 2016 • Press Release

Investors Warned: Shell Faces Two More Lawsuits for Nigeria Oil Spills

Shell’s failure to maintain and protect pipelines may leave it liable to a raft of compensation claims from dozens of Niger Delta communities, said Amnesty International today as London law firm Leigh Day announced two more lawsuits against Royal Dutch Shell.

November 11, 2011 • Press Release

Report: Amnesty International and Nigeria Partner Demand that Shell Oil Pay $1 Billion to Reverse Human Devastation from Niger Delta Spill

Two major oil spills in the Niger Delta, which gushed for weeks before they were stopped, have devastated the lives of tens of thousands of people, destroying livelihoods, undermining access to food and clean water and putting health at risk, Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) said today in a new report, which demands that Shell oil pay $1 billion to begin to clean up the pollution.

August 4, 2011 • Press Release

Amnesty International, Responding to United Nations Report on Disastrous Oil Pollution in Nigeria, Demands Accountability from Shell Oil Company

Amnesty International urges institutional investors to urge Shell to "clean up its act" in the Niger Delta.

January 25, 2011 • Post

Shell Accused Over Misleading Figures on Nigeria Oil Spills

Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International today filed an official complaint against oil giant Shell for breaches of basic standards for responsible business for its pollution in the Niger Delta.

September 27, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Community in Nigeria Drinking Polluted Water (Nigeria: UA 172.18)

There is an urgent need for the government and multinational oil company Shell to ensure a regular supply of safe water to people in the oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Their right to water continues to be violated as they are forced to drink dangerously polluted water or buy water at unaffordable prices.

June 7, 2018 • Press Release

Nigeria: Threats from the military won’t deter us from defending human rights

The Nigerian military is increasingly resorting to threats, intimidation and smears to discredit Amnesty International’s work documenting the human rights violations it has committed, Amnesty International said today. On May …

September 8, 2017 • Press Release

USA: Shell’s law firm refuses to hand over evidence critical for Ogoni Nine case

Shell’s US law firm is refusing to hand over more than 100,000 internal documents crucial to a legal case in the Netherlands which is alleging the oil giant’s complicity in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of nine men in Nigeria in the 1990s, Amnesty International said ahead of a US Court of Appeals hearing next week.