U.S. Court Dismisses Nigeria Torture Case


The Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit against Shell for collusion in abuses against Niger Delta's Ogoni community during the 1990s by the then military government.

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    Twelve Nigerians have lost a major battle to hold Royal Dutch Shell Plc, accountable for human rights abuses in Nigeria, as the United State's Supreme Court, Wednesday, ruled that ... read more »

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    Today in its decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court gutted the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), a law that has been on the books for more than 200 ... read more »

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    United States Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Royal Dutch Shell and several multinational corporations as the US apex court affirmed the September 2010 decision of the US ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case Against Shell

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    The United States Supreme Court will Monday begin a new session by re-examining a suit, alleging complicity in acts of torture, against Dutch oil giant Shell in Nigeria, states a ... read more »

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    This Day, 31 December 2012

    Seventeen years after their execution, details have emerged on how former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, now deceased, got members of his defunct Provisional Ruling Council (PRC) ... read more »

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