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The Legacy of Saro-Wiwa

To many human rights, environmental and corporate social responsibility scholars the name of Ken Saro-Wiwa is all too familiar. Saro-Wiwa was a Nigerian author and environmental campaigner fighting the exploitation of natural resources and alleged human rights violation in his native Ogoniland in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. In 1995, Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian authorities following a trial in which he was found guilty of killing a group of elderly Ogoni people. The trial and execution was by many seen as a travesty of justice and allegations subsequently surfaced that witnesses were bribed in order to frame Saro-Wiwa.…