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Shell in the dock re work in Nigeria

  • Nov 13, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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Hi All
This is primarily a talk about human rights abuses in Nigeria that have reached the High Court here. It could be argued that it doesn't affect us Europeans though it does mean that our fuel comes possibly at a cheaper price and it could also be argued that by using fuel we are complicit in this. I also find it curious that I doubt if any multinational would behave in this way in Western Europe, is there a racism here?

I just found a bit of background reading here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_in_the_Niger_Delta

At the Amnesty Office you will be able to hear the latest news on legal actions in the High Court against Royal Dutch Shell in the Niger Delta.
Kate Sannegadu, a member of the City and Tower Hamlets Amnesty Group, is a lawyer with Leigh and Day, the solicitors who are taking the case to the High Court.

Kate has recently returned from Nigeria and will give a talk and answer questions at 8pm, Tuesday November 13, Seminar Room, Amnesty International , Human Rights Action Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA

I will wait at the reception desk until about 19.55 to say hello to meetup members, you can recognise me from my photo and I will do my best to recognise all of you that have put up a pic on your RSVP.

For anybody who wants to go for a drink after the talk I suggest this one, The Barley Mow 127 Curtain Road London, Greater London EC2A 3BX Here are some reviews http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/the-barley-mow-london

I hope to see you at the meet

Stephen

PS Please remember that the London European Club is free for members and is run by dedicated volunteers. Not showing up at events you have RSVPed to, results in expulsion from the Club, so please RSVP accurately.

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  • stephen

    Very informative and 'eye' opening. An introduction form an Amnesty staff member about how Amnesty are working on Shell in general and then from Kate on the Bodo situation in particular

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,
    I finish work in Wimbledon at 7 pm. I've worked out I can get there by 7.55 pm but it's tight. If I do arrive a little late, I don't want to disturb everyone. Do any members know whether it's the sort of venue where I can slip in quietly and discreetly?
    Thanks.

    November 9, 2012

  • Riad S.

    Stephen, good event, and well done in putting on, yes would be intrested but looking at text in red, will wait until the RSVP deadline which is Monday 8PM, to see my schedule for tuesday, hope to see all there.

    Thanks

    November 7, 2012

  • Daniela

    Brilliant! Great one! Pity I am in Sicily..

    November 7, 2012

  • Elis

    Human rights have been abused in Iran, Iraq, Afganistan, the all of Latin and North America, and most recently in Amazonia (Brasil) and off course Africa. And the motives: either fuel or gold. If we really care about the suffering from others that are being abused and killed in this countries because of our dependance on their resources we have to stop our dependance on fuel and gold. Ultimately our economical system is the world worst parasite and is responsible for all human right abuses and all the (resources)wars...

    Cheers

    2 · November 4, 2012

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