January 28, 2017

London court rules Shell not suable in England over Nigerian oil spill



Oil major Royal Dutch Shell cannot be sued in London courts over Nigerian oil spill allegations, the High Court ruled on Thursday, dealing a setback to attempts to hold multinationals liable at home for subsidiaries' activities.

If the High Court had ruled in favour of the two groups, other claimants against British-based multinationals could have been emboldened to pursue legal action through the British courts, some legal experts had said. Read more.

AfricaNews.

Related,
- Nigerian oil pollution claims against Shell cannot be heard in UK, court rules - Guardian

- Britse rechter wijst claim tegen Shell af - NRC
- Nigeria wil dat Royal Dutch Shell olieveld opgeeft vanwege corruptiezaak - Beurs.nl

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