A Dutch court ordered Shell Nigeria on Wednesday to pay damages in one of multiple cases brought against its parent company for oil spills in the Niger Delta. Although the plaintiffs, Nigerian farmers, mostly lost their bid, the case was a remarkable example of how more and more Western multinationals are being sued at home for issues abroad – that's known as foreign direct liability.
In our programme, a young Dutch expert comments on this legal trend, particularly as it concerns Africa. We also speak to the Shell case's main plaintiff, Eric Dooh.
Guests: Liesbeth Enneking (The Netherlands)
Eric Dooh (Nigeria)
Presenter: Joke Fayemi (Nigeria)