Tackling South Sudan’s oil spills in court
The price crash has put producers around the world under pressure – but few are facing a court challenge in a bid to stop the oil flowing.
South Sudan is the outlier. A legal challenge mounted in late April by Hope for Humanity Africa in the East African Court of Justice, in Tanzania, aims to do just that.
A temporary injunction was filed at the beginning of June. This called for the government of South Sudan and the two major producing consortia, Greater Pioneer Operating Co. (GPOC) and Dar Petroleum, to halt oil flows.
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