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2023November 2023International News

Canada and The Netherlands Take Syria to Top UN Court

In a joint statement by Canada and the Netherlands released on October 10 by the Government of Canada, the two nations allege that since 2011, “tens of thousands of Syrians have been tortured, murdered, sexually assaulted, forcibly disappeared and subjected to chemical weapons attacks” by the Syrian regime.

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2021February 2021International NewsAfricaEurope

Shell Ordered to Compensate Nigerian Farmers Over Oil Spill

A Dutch court has held the Nigerian subsidiary of the British-Dutch multinational Royal Dutch Shell liable for several oil spills in the Nigerian Niger Delta in 2006 and 2007, The New York Times reports. This case, which concludes a 13 year-long legal battle between four Nigerian farmers and the company, will likely be a catalyst for more successful environmental cases against multinational oil firms.

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