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Okpabi v Shell and Lungowe v Vedanta Dispel Three Myths

The jurisprudence on the tort law duty of care has established three myths that Okpabi v Shell and Lungowe v Vedanta dispelled.

Shell in court, again: a short comparison of the Okpabi and Milieudefensie judgments

With the recent decisions of the UK Supreme Court and the Hague Court of Appeal in Okpabi v. Shell and Milieudefensie v. Shell respectively, common law duties of care on parent co.mpanies have gone from a distant hypothetical to a very real possibility

We need a new law to root out corporate supply chain abuses — wherever they take place

A new law mirroring existing provisions in the UK Bribery Act, could hold companies accountable if they “fail to prevent” a wide range of harmful human rights or environmental impacts — not just forced labour — wherever they occur. 

Deforestation law welcome, but government must go further

The CORE Coalition welcomes the government’s announcement that it will require UK companies to carry out due diligence on their supply chains - but the government must impose due diligence with legal liability for companies across all human rights and environmental harms.

40,000 people from the Niger Delta take on Shell at the UK Supreme Court

This week the UK Supreme Court heard a landmark case against Shell brought by 40,000 people from the Ogale and Bille communities of the Niger Delta, in Nigeria.

How Shell’s polluting business model in Nigeria may have to change

Oil spills have contaminated the Niger Delta for over 60 years. As courageous campaigners take the fossil fuel giant to court, will this mark an end to its polluting business model?