This research discusses the impacts of oil and gas extraction in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria on the right to health and the right to a healthy environment of the Niger Delta people. It highlights the importance of FDI in oil and gas sector development and the responsibility of multinational corporations towards human rights and environmental rights protection in developing host States where national laws and regulations may not be properly developed and adequate in protecting the people's human rights. The work argues that BITs should rightly be employed in efforts to protect the right to health and a healthy environment against the excesses of oil and gas multinational corporations. The Niger Delta is used as a case study.
|Date of Award||31 Dec 2016|
- The University of Manchester
|Supervisor||Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu (Supervisor) & Jackson Maogoto (Supervisor)|
- The right to health and a healthy environment
- Bilateral Investment Treaty
- Niger Delta Region