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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 companies have gone from a distant hypothetical to a very real possibility

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?

UK Supreme Court should recognise Shell’s responsibilities for devastating impacts of Niger Delta oil spills

Corporate Justice Coalition and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have jointly submitted evidence in a landmark case before the UK Supreme Court brought by some 40,000 people from the Niger Delta against oil major Royal Dutch Shell.

Mixed messages from Supreme Court on parent company liability

This week the UK Supreme Court gave its decisions on Nigerian and Kenyan communities’ requests to appeal in their claims against Shell and Unilever.

49 global CSOs call for justice for Nigerian villages devastated by Shell oil spill

CORE Coalition and 48 other civil society organisations from around the world are calling on the UK Supreme Court to allow two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that devastated their land and livelihoods.

Recent decisions in the UK on parent company liability cases show the need for law reform

This article was commissioned by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and originally published on their website The UK is home to some of the largest multinational corporations in the world operating through integrated networks of subsidiary companies and complex supply chains. Through their global activities, UK companies are often involved in human rights...