Counting the Cost: corporations and human rights abuses in the Niger Delta

3 Oct 2011 admin

Counting the Cost implicates Shell in cases of serious violence in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region from 2000 to 2010. The report uncovers how Shell’s routine payments to armed militants exacerbated conflicts, in one case leading to the destruction of Rumuekpe town where it is estimated that at least 60 people were killed.

The report describes how Shell continues to rely on Nigerian government forces who have perpetrated systematic human rights abuses against local residents, including unlawful killings, torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. The full report is available to download or read online below. There is also a shorter, 9-page summary of the report and sample tweets and blog posts.

Key findings include:

Focus Areas