Hague finds Shell ‘partially guilty’ for Nigeria pollution


Published on Jan 31, 2013

It was a long-awaited verdict and a mixed result for most Nigerians – Shell was found responsible for pollution in only one of the five individual cases. In the village of Ikot Ada Udo in Akwa Ibom State, the court ruled that Shell could have done more to protect its pipeline from sabotage and it must pay compensation for the damages. In the other four areas, the pollution was found to be caused by sabotage specifically saying Shell could not be held liable for it – a partial victory for the plaintiff and a measure of relief for Shell. Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor-Wood reports from the Hague.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s