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Justice Kennedy Is Back for More Torture

By Noah Feldman Sep 30, 2012 11:34 PM GMT+0100

Hard as it may be to believe, the new U.S. Supreme Court term is already upon us. In the balance first is the future of human rights litigation in U.S. courts — and whether torture committed by foreigners abroad is any of our business.

Although the last term ended with the unexpected emergence of Chief Justice John Roberts as the court’s wild card, this one begins with fevered speculation about what is on the mind of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The case being heard Oct. 1, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, has been full of surprises from the start. It concerns whether Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) aided the Nigerian government in rapes and murders of people living in the oil-rich Ogoni region. It came to the Supreme Court with the narrow question of whether corporations could be held liable under a 1789 statute that says the federal courts have jurisdiction over suits brought by a foreigner for torts “in violation of the law of nations.” read more

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Shell shuts key Nigeria oil pipeline due to fire

Sept. 30, 2012, 9:24 p.m. EDT

By MarketWatch

LONDON–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB, RDSB.LN) said Sunday that its Nigeria subsidiary had shut a key oil pipeline following a fire caused by theft of crude from the line.

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, or SPDC, shut the 28-inch Bomu-Bonny trunkline it operates in a joint venture after discovering a fire on it early Sunday, the company said in a statement.

The line carries crude oil to Bonny Terminal. As a result of the shutdown, around 150,000 barrels a day is deferred, the company said. read more

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Shell Rimula pays tribute to truckers, loyal customers

October 1, 2012, Monday

MIRI: Shell Rimula paid tribute to 400 hardworking truckers and loyal customers from across the country at a special appreciation gala dinner at Imperial Hotel here recently.

It had been an exciting year for the Shell Rimula brand as it rolled out its first-ever global campaign, with Miri chosen to host the 2012 edition of the event as Sarawak, with its many long haul routes, is one of the key markets for Shell Rimula, the best-selling heavy duty diesel engine oil brand in the country. read more

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