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Eric Dooh shows oil pollution in his home village, Goi, Nigeria

Africa in Progress - Radio show: Long-distance liability and the Niger Delta

On air: 31 January 2013 5:00 - 7 February 2013 23:55 (Photo: Marten van Dijl/Milieudefensie)

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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. 

This show was originally published on our website on 10 October 2012. For background, read past RNW articles on the case.

Guests: Liesbeth Enneking (The Netherlands)
Eric Dooh (Nigeria)

Presenter: Joke Fayemi (Nigeria)

Duration: 30’25

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