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2 May 2013

Xinhua [China]

Friends of the Earth Netherlands appeal Shell case

Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Nigerian farmers from two different towns have submitted an appeal against an earlier court decision in the case against the Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell operating in Nigeria…On Jan. 30, Shell was ordered to pay compensation to one Nigerian farmer for damages caused by oil pollution, a court in the Hague ruled…In this case, however, the court ruled that Shell headquarters in the Hague could not be held liable for the failures of its subsidiary, which is responsible for the daily management of Shell in Nigeria. "Friends of the Earth hopes that the court in the Hague will reverse its decision on this point. For us it is clear that the headquarters shares responsibility for the massive environmental damage in Nigeria," Friends of the Earth said in a statement…

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Nigerian farmers appeal Dutch court's decision in oil pollution case; court held Shell was not liable for actions of its Nigerian subsidiary

Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)