Extractives

Nnimmo Bassey on Community Injustices

10 December 2017

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

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Reports of civil society organisations and lawsuits filed by affected parties would suggest that adverse human rights are more likely to occur in the extractive sector. Oil, mining, and gas exploration companies have often faced accusations of human rights abuses. Nigeria has become the focal point of the interface between oil and communities, and in this podcast with Salil Tripathi, Nnimmo Bassey explains why the communities are losing faith in the institutions meant to protect rights.

Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian poet, architect, and environmental activist. He has received the Alternative Nobel Prize and the Rafto Prize for Human Rights. He has been the chair of Friends of the Earth International and executive director of Environmental Rights Action


This podcast is part of a mini-series dedicated to the theme of “Realising Access to Effective Remedy”, as part of IHRB's annual Top 10 Business & Human Rights issues for 2018.

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