Shell agrees to pay compensation for execution of protesters

Posted by Trish Riley, June 9, 2009

Sign of the Times: Big oil is coming clean:

By Ed Pilkington in New York, guardian.co.uk, Monday 8 June 2009

…the scale of the payment is being seen by experts in human rights law as a step towards international businesses being made accountable for their environmental and social actions.

Human rights experts believe the settlement will have a substantial impact on other multinational corporations. DiCaprio predicted it would “encourage companies to seriously consider the social and environmental impact their operations may have on a community or face the possibility of a suit”.

Shell agrees to pay compensation for execution of Saro-Wiwa and Ogoni protesters | World news | guar.

Thanks to Amy Belanger for bringing this story to our attention!