SERAP v. Nigeria, Ruling, Suit No: ECW/CCJ/APP/08/09 and RUL. No: ECW/CCJ/APP/07/10 (ECOWAS, Dec. 10, 2010)

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10 December 2010
Suit No: ECW/CCJ/APP/08/09; Rul. No: ECW/CCJ/APP/07/10
ECOWAS COMMUNITY COURT OF JUSTICE
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS &
ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (SERAP)
v.
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAR REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ORS
RULING

BEFORE: PRESIDENT: M. Benfeito Ramos
JUDGES: Hansine N. Donli; Anthony A. Benin; Clotilde Medegan; Monsedjoueni
Potey
PermaLink:http://www.worldcourts.com/ecowas/eng/decisions/2010.12.10_SERAP_v_Nigeria.htm
Citation:

SERAP v. Nigeria, Ruling, Suit No: ECW/CCJ/APP/08/09 and RUL. No:
ECW/CCJ/APP/07/10 (ECOWAS, Dec. 10, 2010)

RULING ON PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS BY THE DEFENDANTS
1. The Plaintiff, the Socio- Economic Rights and accountability Project (SERAP), a Human Rights
Non - governmental Organization registered under Nigerian Laws, and whose mandates and
objectives include the promotion of respect for socio - economic rights of Nigerians, through
litigations, research and publications, advocacy and monitoring filed on 24th July 2009 an
application against the Defendants for alleged violation of Human Rights in the region of Niger
Delta, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
2. The 1st Defendant is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander-in Chief
of the Nigeria armed Forces. The 2nd defendant is the Attorney - General of the federation, and as
such the Chief Law Officer of the Federation. The 3rd Defendant is a state – owned Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which is the majority stakeholder in all joint ventures.
The 4th defendant is Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch
Shell, is the main operator on land, and has 30% of oil joint ventures. The 5th Defendant is Elf
Petroleum Nigeria Ltd, and has 10% of the joint ventures. He 6th Defendant is Agip Nigeria Plc,
and has 5% of the joint ventures. The 7th Defendant is Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc. The 8th Defendant
is Total Nigeria Plc. The 9th Defendant is ExxonMobil Corporation.
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