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Did Vince Cable recuse himself from Kiobel v Shell controversy?

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Vince Cable Described As ‘Minister For Shell’ In Letter From Oil Giant

By John Donovan

Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills was formerly a senior Royal Dutch Shell executive.

It has recently come to light that Shell successfully lobbied his department to intervene on Shell’s behalf in a case being heard by the US Supreme Court: Kiobel-v-Shell.

The UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has just released its decision in regard to a complaint:

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Documents show UK Government caved in to Shell lobbying

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Graphics from The Guardian article Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil by Andrew Rowell, published 15th Nov 1997

“Are there any principles that the UK government is willing to stand up for in the face of business lobbying? Apparently not, if documents released through a Freedom of Information request are anything to go by. These show, in detail, how the UK intervened to support Shell and Rio Tinto in high-profile US human rights court cases, following requests from the companies. The Kiobel case was brought against the oil giant by communities from the Niger Delta, who accused Shell of helping the Nigerian military to systematically torture and kill environmentalists in the 1990s.” read more

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Shell to Sea goes to UN over policing of gas dispute

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 23.41.46Extracts from an Irish Times article by Lorna Siggins published 30 April 2014

Shell to Sea has appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to raise the issue of policing the Corrib gas dispute with the Government. The Mayo-based environmental group says it has made the submission to the UNHCR’s office, following Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s confirmation in the Dáil that he did “not see a necessity” for an independent inquiry into policing in North Mayo. UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya had recommended that the Government should “investigate all allegations and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner”. read more

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Shell-led proposal for Kitimat LNG plant incorporates its joint venture

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from an article by Derrick Penner, published by The Vancouver Sun on 30 April 2014

VANCOUVER — Partners in the Shell Canada-led proposal for a liquefied natural gas plant at Kitimat have formally incorporated their LNG Canada Joint Venture, the companies announced Wednesday, although they remain a long way from making a final investment decision on the potentially $12-billion project. The consortium, which includes PetroChina, Korea Gas (Kogas) and Mitsubishi Corp., has already optioned a possible site in Kitimat… read more

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