This is part 3 of 6 of the blog series: 25 years working for human rights in the Niger Delta
Written by Amnesty's Businses and Human Rights volunteer, Ian Heide
Throughout the years, Amnesty International has continued to put pressure on Shell Oil for the company's role in the Niger Delta. Amnesty's 2009 report "Petroleum, Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta" focused on some of the root causes of the complex conflict situation in the Niger Delta, including:the impact of half a century of pollution and environmental damage on the people of the delta; the lack of effective accountability and redress for harm to the environment and human rights; and a lack of transparency and information in relation to the impacts of the oil industry.
These factors are key drivers of conflict and poverty in the Niger Delta.
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