Oil Power And GBH.
Imagine, hypothetically speaking, that you attacked 30 or 300 people caused them to be poisoned or the equivalent of GBH several times over and that you did this, knowing full well the consequences of your own actions.
Whatever happened, it would be a very serious case, involving injury to many people.
Then imagine, instead, that you are an oil trading company, and you do the same to 30,000 + people in the Ivory Coast, what then?
Not much, you pay out about $100 million and forget about it.
That $100 million would be less than a quarter of Trafigura’s profits last year, which was $440 million, and no one at Trafigura is being prosecuted for poisoning, GBH or even malicious damage.
One rule for individuals, another for oil traders.