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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...

London to Boston: the road to trial

Fuming shareholders who voted down Shell’s excessive pay packages at the Shell AGM on Tuesday got to see CEOs getting truly hot under the collar, as activists and performers from the ShellGuilty coalition turned up the heat on Shell. Fire-throwing jugglers dressed up as Shell CEOs brought the corporation’s ongoing gas flaring to shareholders attention...

Shell under fire as trial approaches

London- One week ahead of Shell’s trial for human rights abuses, including the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa, activists turned up the heat on Shell at their AGM. Spectacular fire juggling brought Shell’s gas flaring in the Niger Delta to the attention of shareholders as they entered the Barbican where the UK AGM was held. The...

Activists put Shell under fire as trial approaches

London & Den Haag With one week to go until Shell stand trial in New York for human rights abuses including the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa, activists will turn up the heat on Shell at their AGM next Tuesday 19th May. Spectacular fire-breathing performance and protests in London will bring Shell’s gas flaring in the...

ShellGuilty TV Ads Launched to Hold Shell Accountable for Gas Flaring in Advance of Wiwa v Shell Trial

Ads demand Shell finally end gas flaring that Ken Saro-Wiwa died trying to stop; they will begin running in New York City this week New York City The ShellGuilty campaign announced today it will begin running TV ads in New York City this week to hold Shell accountable for its continued toxic gas flaring in...

‘ShellGuilty’ Campaign Launched As Shell Trial Date Confirmed

Campaigners demand Shell end illegal gas flaring that Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa died trying to stop LONDON—Days after a judge confirmed Shell Oil will stand trial in New York on May 27th on charges it was complicit in the murders of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Nigerian activists, environmental and human rights groups announced that...

Human rights case puts Shell on trial for Saro-Wiwa murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 6 April 2009 On May 27th 2009, oil multinational Shell could stand trial in a Federal District Court in New York for complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria, including the summary execution of writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight of his Ogoni colleagues on November 10th 1995. The other...