Counting the Cost by Platform

Corporations and human rights abuses in the Niger Delta A new report by Platform.


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Ever wondered about the human cost of oil?

Platform’s groundbreaking, new publication documents the impact of oil extraction on human rights in Nigeria. As featured in The Guardian, the report reveals how Shell has fuelled violence and relied on government forces who have committed systematic human rights abuses.

Based on rigorous research and interviews with human rights defenders, oil company employees, ex-militants, local residents and academic experts, the report implicates Shell in a decade of terrible violence in the Niger Delta and recommends how to address the problem.

The UN Dispatch described Counting the Cost as a “bombshell” and praised the coalition of NGOs behind it:

“If there’s one piece of good news from the half-century of oil-fueled violence in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, it might be that it has spawned some of the best, brightest, and most passionate human rights work in the region.”

Since it was published in October 2011, Counting the Cost has been a viral sensation, inspiring many thousands of tweets and was featured on the cutting edge blog, Boing Boing.

Buying a copy of this report helps to support Platform’s ongoing campaign for corporate accountability in Nigeria.

Design by Ultimate Holding Company.
13 high resolution images, including images from renowned Nigerian photographer George Osodi.
Size: 23cm x 16cm
75 pages
Textured finish
Perfect bound

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Code BKS
ISBN 978-0-9567365-2-9
Supplier Platform
Ethics Educational, Recycled

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