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...

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...