Oil and the Niger Delta People in International Law - Resource Rights, Environmental and Equity Issues
11 November 2005
by Dr. Kaniye S.A. Ebeku
Format: PDF ONLY
Published: November 2005
Price: 225 euro
Volume 5 in a series of 'Special Studies', that is published by OGEL - Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence
This book is about oil extraction in Nigeria’s Niger Delta and the associated environmental and equity issues. Importantly, it is not just another contribution to the growing literature on these issues. It is, indeed, a significant new study of these issues from the perspective of international law. As is well-known, Nigeria is the 6th oil producing country within the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the 7th oil producing country in the world. Hence, the global importance of Nigeria’s oil cannot be over-emphasised. Apart from its global importance, oil revenue is the main source of Nigeria’s annual foreign exchange earnings and contributes about 95 per cent of the country’s annual revenue.
About the Author
Dr Kaniye S.A. Ebeku is an Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Law at Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus. From 2003 to 2004 he was the Head of the Department of Jurisprudence & International Law of the Rivers State University, Nigeria. He is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the author of several articles on oil-related issues of the Niger Delta published in different refereed journals.
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