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Reference no. NAC1717
Authors: Anne T Lawrence
Published by: NACRA - North American Case Research Association
Published in: "The Case Research Journal", 1997
Length: 21 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company, faced widespread international criticism following the execution of Nigerian novelist and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa in November, 1995. Saro-Wiwa had been a vocal opponent of Shell''s environmental and human rights policies in Nigeria. What responsibility, if any, did Shell bear for Saro-Wiwa''s death, and how should it respond to its critics?

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Abstract

Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company, faced widespread international criticism following the execution of Nigerian novelist and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa in November, 1995. Saro-Wiwa had been a vocal opponent of Shell''s environmental and human rights policies in Nigeria. What responsibility, if any, did Shell bear for Saro-Wiwa''s death, and how should it respond to its critics?

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