Kazakhstan: Abusive Response to Oil Worker Strikes
mag01

Kazakhstan: Abusive Response to Oil Worker Strikes

Human Rights Watch denounces abusive practices by government and oil companies against workers. Oil companies have been accused of human and labour rights violation. (Almaty) – Repressive laws and abusive practices by the government and some oil companies violate the labor rights of thousands of workers employed in Kazakhstan’s booming petroleum sector, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Violent clashes in western...

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Crude Justice and ecocide in the Niger Delta
apr08

Crude Justice and ecocide in the Niger Delta

After the EJOLT mission in Nigeria, Leah Temper of the Autonoma University of Barcelona (UAB) analyses the extracting oil business in the Niger Delta region. From crude injustice to ecocide, a dirty business that permeates our existence Oil permeates our existence. From water bottles, plastics, fuels and paints to fertilizers, fabrics and solvents. Yet despite its ubiquity, the reality of the infrastructure behind oil extraction – the...

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Twenty years of fighting environmental crimes
mar20

Twenty years of fighting environmental crimes

Welcome words by Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, ERA/FoEN (1993-2013) at event to mark the 20th Anniversary. Twenty years in defense of Mother Earth, right to life and to a safe environment of the peoples. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this gathering marking the 20th anniversary of the Environmental Rights Action (ERA), which is also the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth International. ERA is also the host...

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CDCA participates to EJOLT delegation in Nigeria
mar14

CDCA participates to EJOLT delegation in Nigeria

From March 14th to 23rd, CDCA and A Sud went in Nigeria to participate at the EJOLT fieldwork activities. The EJOLT fieldwork happened on the 20th anniversary of ERA – Environmental Right Action, the nigerian environmentalist organisation with which CDCA has been working for years on oil extraction’s impacts on environment, health and people’s rights. Field trips would be held in the Niger Delta, in the Ogoni area of...

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Reasoning on natural resources: “New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance”
feb21

Reasoning on natural resources: “New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance”

A new book on ‘post-neoliberal’ governance of natural resources. This book examines how natural resources are governed and struggled over in Latin America. It questions the idea the ‘post-neoliberal’ governance label and illustrates the enduring constraints on democratic and ‘just’ resource extraction. Case studies written by anthropologists, geographers, and sociologists show how resource dependencies continue to shape the political...

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Dutch Court Rules Against Shell for damages in Nigeria
feb01

Dutch Court Rules Against Shell for damages in Nigeria

The ruling by a Dutch court on January 30, 2013 holding Shell responsible for the pollution of farmlands at Ikot Ada Udo (Nigeria) is a step towards environmental justice. However, the court also concluded that there was no proof that the spills at Goi in Ogoni, Rivers State and Oruma communities in Bayelsa State were not cleaned up. The plaintiffs from Goi and Oruma will appeal this ruling. And the court also dismissed all claims...

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