This is an historic judgement which will reverberate around the world and will have repercussions for years to come.
The British Government has admitted that these three Kenyans were brutally tortured by the British colony and yet they have been hiding behind technical legal defences for three years in order to avoid any legal responsibility.
This was always morally repugnant and today the Judge has also rejected these arguments.
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The badly-stricken mountain village of Ghyampesal is just 10 miles away from the epicentre of the quake.
It's all going on tonight - as belt of rain sweeps from in from the west - lively downpours will mean rumbles of thunder and hail
A baby boy, born yesterday into a disaster zone, has not yet been given a name as his family and his village wait for help.