News FoE Netherlands

News FoE Netherlands

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Friends of the Earth Netherlands wins preliminary injunction for clean air

Friends of the Earth Netherlands wins preliminary injunction for clean air

07 september 2017

This morning, the court in The Hague ruled in favour of clean air in a preliminary injunction brought by Milieudefensie [Friends of the Earth Netherlands] against the Dutch government. The court ruled in favour of Milieudefensie on all counts. This means that the Dutch government must now do everything in its power to urgently meet European air quality standards throughout the Netherlands.

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Verdict in the appeal of Milieudefensie vs. Shell to be announced on 18 December

Verdict in the appeal of Milieudefensie vs. Shell to be announced on 18 December

15 december 2015

On Friday, 18 December, the Court of Appeal in The Hague will rule on a number of important points in the appeal of the case of Milieudefensie [Friends of the Earth Netherlands] and four Nigerian farmers versus Shell. The farmers started their lawsuit against Shell in 2008, due to oil spills on their agricultural lands and fishing ponds. Milieudefensie is co-plaintiff. The case is unique because this is the first time that a Dutch multinational has been brought before a Dutch court for environmental damage caused abroad. The verdict could have far-reaching legal consequences worldwide.

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Appeal in Shell courtcase: tactics of a multinational trying to dodge responsibility

Appeal in Shell courtcase: tactics of a multinational trying to dodge responsibility

14 december 2015

Our courtcase against Shell already lasts for 7.5 years. We sue them for the oil spills in the Niger Delta. This Friday 18 December the Dutch Court of Appeal will finally speak a verdict in the appeal. The verdict will not be about whether Shell is to blame for the oil spills. First the court has to judge on seven procedural matters raised by Shell, as well as and on our request to get access to potential evidence.

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Donald Pols new director of Milieudefensie

Donald Pols new director of Milieudefensie

06 oktober 2015

Milieudefensie has appointed Donald Pols as new director of Milieudefensie (FOE-Netherlands). On December 1 2015, Donald Pols will take over from Nelke Manders, who has held the position on an interim basis since December 2014.

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