In March 1996, CESR and SERAC jointly submitted a legal communication to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
Shell's pay-out in the Ogoni case has been rightly hailed as a victory, but leaves impunity for rights violations unresolved (June 2009).
The case related to killing of the 'Ogoni 9' and other serious human rights abuses committed in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in 1995 will begin in April after years of litigation.
Lawyers for the villagers had sought to hold the oil giant responsible for the 1998 shooting and mistreatment of protesters by Nigerian soldiers at an oil rig.
Lawyers for the villagers sought to hold oil giant responsible for 1998 shooting and mistreatment of protesters (February 2009).