Landmark Verdict in Nigeria Oil Case


A Niger Delta farmer will receive compensation after a Hague Court found Shell's local subsidiary "partly liable" for damage to farmlands.

Environmental damage from an oil spill in Kegbara-Dere in the Ogoni district of the Niger Delta.

  • Nigeria:  Dutch Court Orders Shell to Pay Damages to Farmer

    This Day, 31 January 2013

    For Royal Dutch Shell, it was a case of win some, lose some Wednesday as a Dutch court ordered its Nigerian affiliate, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), to pay damages to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Dutch Court Finds Shell Guilty of Oil Pollution in Nigeria

    Vanguard, 31 January 2013

    A Dutch court Wednesday ruled that Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian subsidiary was responsible for a case of oil pollution in the Niger Delta and ordered it to pay damages in a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Verdict in Hague Niger Delta Oil Case

    Leadership, 30 January 2013

    Shell's parent company cannot be held liable for oil spills in the Niger Delta, says Dutch Court. However, Shell's subsidiary in Nigeria is partly liable for damages and will pay ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Netherlands - Shell Case Shows Justice Is Possible

    Amnesty International, 30 January 2013

    A decision by a Dutch court today relating to Shell's liability for pollution in the Niger Delta shows that justice is possible - but is extremely hard to achieve if you are taking ... read more »

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