Beneath a picture of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Judge Henk Wien takes his seat at the start of the ruling in the case of Nigerian farmers against Shell, in The Hague, Netherlands

 

              Beneath a picture of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Judge Henk Wien takes his seat at the start of the ruling in the case of Nigerian farmers against Shell, in The Hague, Netherlands
Beneath a picture of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Judge Henk Wien takes his seat at the start of the ruling in the case of Nigerian farmers against Shell, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. Dutch judges have rejected most of a landmark case brought by Nigerian farmers against Royal Dutch Shell for poisoning their fish ponds and farmland with leaking pipelines. The Hague Civil Court rejected all cases against the Netherlands-based company. However, in one case it ordered a subsidiary, Shell Nigeria, to compensate a farmer for breach of duty of care by making it too easy for saboteurs to open an oil pipe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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