Gas Flaring, Environmental Corporate Responsibility and the Right to a Healthy Environment: The Case of the Niger Delta (B.E. Umukoro)


Brown E. Umukoro


Human Rights, Environmental Rights, Right to Life, Constitutional Law, Nigeria, Oil, Public Policy


In this chapter, we thus discuss the national legal framework for the continuation of gas flaring in Nigeria, the advancement of the concept of threat to right to life to include harmful activities of multinational companies and how these companies can be held accountable for the environmental degradation caused by oil exploration activities in Nigeria. It then closes with some valuable suggestions for strengthening the will of the Nigerian government in overcoming its weakness in the effective enforcement of environmental laws and policies.


(2009) in Law and Petroleum Industry in Nigeria: Current Challenges, 49, Eneri and Deinduomo (Eds.), Malthouse Law Books