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Nigeria: Ground-breaking judgment calls for punishing oil companies over pollution

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Judgment calls for punishment of oil companies 17 December 2012 Amnesty International and Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have hailed last Friday’s ECOWAS Court of Justice ground-breaking judgment as a “key moment in holding governments and companies to account for pollution.” In the case, SERAP v. Nigeria, the Court unanimously found the Nigerian government responsible for abuses by oil companies and makes it clear that the government must hold the companies and other perpetrators to account.The Court also found that Nigeria violated…

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