High Court dismisses application by people in the Niger Delta to bring action against Shell in the UK
The High Court has ruled that 42,000 people in the Niger Delta affected by oil pollution cannot proceed with a legal challenge in the UK against Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary.
Shell has been responsible for oil spills in the Niger Delta. The UN’s Environment Programme UNEP researched the destruction and produced a report in 2011. It found that Shell had not taken sufficient action to clean up and set out initial steps to rectify the damage.