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Default Nigeria: New Amnesty report exposes human rights abuses by Shell and other oil companies

Nigeria: New Amnesty report exposes human rights abuses by Shell and other oil companies
Posted: 01 July 2009

AIUK : Nigeria: New Amnesty report exposes human rights abuses by Shell and other oil companies
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Launching the report at a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria, Amnesty called the situation in the Niger Delta a 'human rights tragedy,' saying that the people of the Niger Delta have seen their human rights abused by oil companies that their government cannot or will not hold to account. Shell is the biggest oil company operating in the Niger Delta.

The 141-page report, 'Petroleum, Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta', examines oil spills, gas flaring, waste dumping and other environmental impacts of the oil industry. The majority of the evidence on pollution and environment damage gathered by Amnesty International, and contained in its new report, relates to the operations of Shell.
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The organisation also accused the Nigerian government of effectively placing substantial responsibility for remedying human rights abuses in the hands of the very actors responsible for the abuse - the oil companies. As a result, remedies are often ineffective.
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