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26 January 2018

Landmark High Court case begins over alleged abuses by UK-based mining company in Sierra Leone

Author: Leigh Day

A six week hearing will begin on Monday 29 January in the High Court against iron ore producer Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd, whose parent company African Minerals Ltd was previously headquartered in the UK, following allegations of human rights abuses...

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29 January 2018

UK mining company faces landmark High Court case over alleged worker abuse in Sierra Leone

Author: Shafi Musaddique, Independent (UK)

A landmark High Court case against a UK mining company accused of abusing workers and villagers near one of its mines in Sierra Leone starts on Monday....

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31 January 2018

How Sierra Leonean farmers got their day in Court

Author: Martyn Day and Liberty Bridge. Leigh Day

...The Claimants allege that the mine owners instructed the Sierra Leonean police force to use excessive violence to quell both these otherwise peaceful protests. The allegations include that they were shot, beaten, arbitrarily arrested, subject to...

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1 February 2018
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Author: Laurent Ribadeau Dumas, France info

«Londres: procès contre une société minière accusée de violences en Sierra Leone », 31 janvier 2018...

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1 February 2018

United Kingdom High Court judge to hear victims in Sierra Leone in landmark case of mining company's alleged complicity in police crackdown

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23 February 2018

British judges conclude hearings in Sierra Leone on UK mining company accused of rights abuses

Author: Nina de Vries, VOA (USA)

"UK Mining Firm Accused of Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone", 19 Feb 2018...

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26 March 2018

Sierra Leone: Another lawsuit for African Minerals Limited as 2 500 villagers sue for damages from pollution and environmental degradation

Author: SteelGuru (Sierra Leone)

"Another lawsuit for African Mineral Limited", 8 March 2018...

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22 June 2018

Tonkolili Iron Ore lawsuit (re complicity in violence against villagers in Sierra Leone)

On 30 November 2015, the law firm Leigh Day filed a lawsuit in the UK High Court on behalf of 142 villagers against the mining firm Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd and its parent company African Minerals, alleging complicity in police crackdowns in Sierra Leone...

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26 June 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: The use of consumer protection laws for corporate accountability

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7 January 2019

UK court rejects African Minerals’ liability over accusation of complicity in violent repression of protests in Sierra Leone

In its 19 December 2018 decision, the High Court of Justice did not find Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd liable for the violent repression of protests in 2010 and 2012 in Sierra Leone. The case was brought before British courts because Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd...

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