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Our Research and Publications

CEHRD researches, monitors and document on human rights, small arms, governance and topical biodiversity and environmental issues in the Niger Delta region and their associated human rights impacts.

Below are some of the published research papers and reports of CEHRD:

  • Review of Environmental Legislations in Nigeria: Case Study of EIA Act, NOSDRA Act, NESREA Act, EGASPIN Regulation and HYPREP Gazette (Oct. 2020)
  • Monitoring Particulate Matter Levels in Port Harcourt Metropolis: Towards Developing a Baseline Framework (Sept. 2020)
  • Environmental, Health, Human Rights and Gender Baseline for Ogoniland Cleanup: A framework for Statutory and Policy Change. (2020)
  • Gender and Entrepreneurship Training Manual for Grassroot Women in the Niger Delta. (2020)
  • Environmental, Health, Human Rights and Gender Baseline for Ogoniland Cleanup. (2019)
  • Community Perceptions of the Ogoni Clean-up Project. (July 2018)
  • Adrift Fortunes: Testimonies of Women in Oil Polluted Communities in the Niger Delta. (June 2018)
  • Oil in our Land, Tears in our Eyes: Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting of Oil Pollution in the Niger Delta. (June 2018)
  • Report on the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plan for Rivers State. (2018)
  • How to ensure peaceful and sustainable natural resources exploitation and ecosystem protection: the case of Ogoni and Andoni. (2009)
  • The challenges of sustainable fisheries in Nigeria.
  • Scooping oil for survival: NNPC celebrates ecosystem hazards in the Niger Delta. (2006)
  • Small-scale shrimp fisheries in Nigeria.
  • Exporting shrimp farming from Nigeria: Implications for rural livelihood and mangroves in the Niger Delta.
  • The challenges of sustainable shrimp fisheries in Nigeria.
  • Mainstreaming Mangrove Forest Restoration in Coastal Communities: A training Manual prepared for mangrove restoration program in coastal communities in Rivers state, Nigeria.
  • Persistent oil spillage at Bodo Creek; unprecedented impacts on ecosystem stability, biodiversity and food security of Ogoni communities.
  • Pollution and poverty in the Niger Delta region –what is the responsibility of oil companies in Nigeria?
  • Impacts of oil pollution on livelihoods and in Nigeria
  • Joinkrama Community 4 (JK4) oil spill report
  • Impacts of extractive industries on the biodiversity of the Niger Delta region, Nigeria.
  • Climate change and flooding: fate of riverine communities in the Niger Delta
  • Mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation in Niger Delta
  • Communities: role of women
  • After Bodo: Effective Remedy and Recourse options for victims of Environmental Degradation related to oil extraction in Nigeria.
  • Polluted Promises (a joint report with Platform, London)
  • True Tragedy: Delays and failures in tackling oil spills in the Niger Delta (Joint report with Amnesty International)
  • Another Bodo oil spills: another flawed oil spill investigation in the Niger Delta (Joint report with Amnesty International)
  • Bad information: oil spill investigations in the Niger Delta
    (Joint report with Amnesty International)
  • Clean it Up: SHELL’s false claims about oil spills in the Niger Delta
    (Joint report with Amnesty International)
  • No Progress: An Evaluation of the implementation of the UNEP’s Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland, three years on. (Joint report with Amnesty International, ERA, Friends of the Earth Europe & Platform)
  • After Bodo: Effective remedy and recourse options for victims of environmental degradation related to oil extraction in Nigeria.
  • Pecuniary compensation for oil spills and environmental justice claims in the Niger Delta: lessons from Bodo community and the payment of 55 million pounds by Shell
  • The Big Disarmament Gamble; the Comeback of the Small Arms and Light Weapons.
  • The Proliferation of Small Arms, Armed Groups and Violent Conflicts in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
    Harvest of Guns in Rivers State.
  • Group Warns Against Gun Violence in Rivers.
  • Militant’s Action, Military Rage in Nigeria’s Niger Delta; Over 3,000 Urban Poor Rendered Homeless.
  • Conflicts Resolution and Peace Building in the Niger Delta: The Role of Government Institutions and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
  • Documentation and Publication of Human Rights Violations (Annual and Quarterly) in Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta States (2008-2011).
  • The state of human rights abuses and violence in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
  • With Earth Rights International, published a research report on “Assessing and Improving the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: Lessons from the Nigerian Experiences” (May 2013).

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