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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL FORCED TO SETTLE HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OUT OF COURT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2009 Damning Evidence Reveals Shell’s Complicity In Crimes Against Humanity; Landmark Case Resolved in Favor of Ogoni Plaintiffs After 14 Year Legal Battle New York– After legal battles lasting nearly fourteen years, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been forced to pay a $15.5 million out-of-court settlement. Plaintiffs from the...

Trial Delay & Latest Update

For our interpretation of the recent delays in the much anticipated Wiwa v Shell trial, please read this excellent blog post by ShellGuilty campaigner Han Shan: Today, there was another delay in the Wiwa v. Shell trial, causing teeth-gnashing by journalists who have dedicated resources to cover the trial, hand-wringing by Ogoni people and human...

Scenes from New York: the trial in focus

During a recent stop-over in New York for pretrial publicity, Ben Amunwa of PLATFORM’s remember saro-wiwa project used the time to capture some vivid moments at the courthouse rally and in the surrounding court district, lower Manhattan. To get closer to the action, click below to view a special slideshow by flickr, and see above...

Shell’s complicity in the spotlight

Another week of publicity is keeping the spotlight firmly on the forthcoming Shell trial, with BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme dedicating a prominent feature to Shell’s role in the Niger Delta executions, Al-Jazeera News interviewing Ben Amunwa from remember saro-wiwa (see video), and an excellent article by Steve Kretzmann of Oil Change International in the...

More Delay in Wiwa v. Shell Trial as Public Interest in Case Heats Up

MEDIA ADVISORY Next Pre-trial Conference in Wiwa v. Shell Now Set for Wednesday June 3rd ‘Video Shell Doesn’t Want You to See’ Viewed More Than 60,000 Times in Past Four Days New York– There has been another postponement in the landmark human rights trial at which Shell is expected to defend itself against charges that...

CNN Reports from Ogoniland, Nigeria

CNN producer Christian Purefoy visits Ogoni and the grave of Ken Saro-Wiwa to report on the ongoing grievances against Shell, and the feeling of local Ogoni people about the upcoming Wiwa v. Shell trial. Includes interviews with the Ogoni Solidarity Forum. Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a>

Video Coverage of ShellGuilty Courthouse Rally, New York

A noon rally outside the courthouse where the historic Wiwa v Shell trial is due to take place was well attended by international media, Niger Delta activists and concerned citizens from across America. Here you can watch a video of the rally made by volunteer Nick Gulotta. Further video footage and testimony was produced by...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Shell face global backlash

Rallies in Ogoniland, Nigeria, US and UK ahead of Wiwa v Shell trial. Wednesday 27th May 2009 CONTACT: Nigeria, Celestine Akpobari, Ogoni Solidarity Forum, +234 8032733965 Ken Henshaw, Social Action, +234 8034053707 US, Celia Alario, +1(310) 721-6517 UK, Benjamin, PLATFORM, +44 207 357 0055 Stunning protests swept three different countries ahead of the delayed Wiwa...

London Rally- Shell told: Justice is coming

Activists made sure Shell staff arriving at work this morning at their London HQ knew their company is soon to face trial for human right abuses in Nigeria. Leaflets were distributed amid chants of ‘justice is coming’ by activists brought together by the ShellGuilty coalition. Photos below: Campaigners outside Shell’s headquarters in London make sure...

Shell trial: end of the line for corporate impunity?

Jury selection for the historic Wiwa v Shell trial in New York was delayed until further notice on Tuesday, but a media storm is brewing over oil multinational Shell, who is charged with complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria, including the execution of writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight of his colleagues in...

Opening of Landmark Human Rights Trial Wiwa v. Shell is DELAYED

Courthouse Rally Will Continue As Planned in New York Wednesday 27th May International Experts to Speak About Shell in Nigeria, Then and Now Who: International experts and campaigners, supporters of corporate accountability, human rights, and environmental justice.  Speakers to include:  Brent Blackwelder, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, Steve Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil...

Complicit then: complicit now?

The same week that Shell are on trial for complicity in brutal crackdowns against the Ogoni people, including the murder of non-violent activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Nigerian military has launched a large offensive against the people of the Niger Delta, in an attempt to crush armed insurgent groups. All the while, Shell, the largest oil...