Nigeria: Long awaited victory as Shell finally pays out

Oil giant Shell’s long-overdue compensation payout to a community devastated by oil spills in Nigeria’s Niger Delta is an important victory for the victims of corporate negligence, said Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development today.

Six years after two oil spills destroyed thousands of livelihoods in the Bodo area in southeast Nigeria, legal action in the UK has driven Shell to make an out-of-court settlement of £55m to compensate the affected community. Of the £55m, £35m will be shared between 15,600 individuals and £20m will go to the community.

Read the Amnesty press release for more details

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