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The claimants in this action are the Ogale and Bille communities in Rivers State, Nigeria, representing approximately 50,000 individuals. The claimants allege widespread environmental damage, including groundwater contamination, as the result of oil spills by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). The two defendants are Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS), the UK parent company, and SPDC, a Nigerian-registered subsidiary of RDS.

On 27 April 2021, ESCR-Net co-hosted an online discussion on land rights. Over 50 members from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and North America, convened virtually to learn from each other’s experiences and strengthen shared analysis and...

On May 6th, several human rights organizations submitted a joint third-party intervention in Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and others, the first climate change case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The intervenors drew on international, regional...

Case Filing Contributes to Collective Initiative to Develop a Feminist Global Social Pact on Care

Last month, in the case of ...

"For too long, brutal and illegal evictions have been terrorizing communities, even during a pandemic that requires us to stay at home for public health reasons. We therefore demand an end to all evictions in our cities. We demand an end to all land dispossession, utilities cut offs

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Statement: "Inclusive call for prevention and management of coronavirus that is reflective of the realities of Kenyans"

27 March 2020

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Opinion: "Pandemic shakes up world’s education systems"
19 March 2020

>>  https://www.right-to-education.org/blog/pandemic-shakes-world-s-education-systems

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Policy Brief: "Covid-19, human rights and the civic space"
27 March 2020

>> https://spacesforchange.org/covid-19-human-rights-and-the-civic-space/

 

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Statement: "Unchecked corporate porwer paved the way for COVID-19 and globally, women are at the frontline"
17 March 2020

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Statement: "The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty: A Message from Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis"

March 2020

>> https://kairoscenter.org/coronavirus-crisis-of-poverty/

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member