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18 February 2019

UK lawsuit of Zambian farmers against Vedanta illustrates inequality of arms for people in poorer countries to hold multinationals to account, says expert

Author: Louise Eldridge, CORE Coalition, on Africa Is A Country

"The Zambian farmers who are suing a mining company in a British court", 15 Feb 2019...

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19 January 2019

The Vedanta Appeal, Corporate Liability and Access to Justice: Relevance for Myanmar?

Author: Business & Human Rights Burma

The claim against Vedanta, under review at the UK Supreme Court, will decide whether a UK-incorporated parent company has a duty of care, and therefore liability in tort law for negligence, to people affected by the operations of its subsidiary,...

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14 January 2019

UK multinationals must respect human rights globally, UK Supreme Court is told

Author: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) & Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition

…The Court will consider evidence from human rights NGO the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and corporate accountability group CORE, that under existing law and international standards, Vedanta owes a legal duty of care to the Zambian vill...

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14 January 2019

Statement in Intervention in Vedanta Resources Plc and Another v Lungowe and others

Author: Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition & International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

The submission argues that the Court of Appeal's conclusion that Vedanta arguably owed the Claimants a duty of care is supported by:...

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14 January 2019

UK Supreme Court Hears Landmark Case on Corporate Rights Violations

Author: Rights and Accountability in Developments (RAID)

Companies have repeatedly used [the presumption that corporate entities within a group are distinct]…to avoid responsibility for the harm their business operations cause....

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14 January 2019

UK Supreme Court to hear case on parent company's responsibility for its subsidiary polluting local water sources in Zambia

On 15 and 16 January 2019, the UK Supreme Court will decide whether local people in Zambia can obtain compensation from a UK mining company, Vedanta Resources, for the pollution of local water sources by its Zambian subsidiary, Konkola Copper Mines....

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9 January 2019

Landmark jurisdiction case to be heard in Supreme Court: UK mining company may be liable for pollution by Zambian subsidiary

Author: FoilVedanta

On 15th and 16th January 2019 the Supreme Court will hear Vedanta's second appeal against the High Court's jurisdiction ruling in the case of Dominic Liswaniso Lungowe vs Vedanta Resources and Konkola Copper Mines…...

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Survey non-response
4 October 2018

ZCCM Investments Holdings did not respond to survey on financing mining projects in southern Africa

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22 June 2018

Commentary: Businesses with African subsidiaries need to understand consequences of human rights abuses given increasing use of litigation

Author: Ben Rigby, African Law & Business (UK)

"Human rights and legal risks"...

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26 February 2018

So. Africa: Academic says World Bank's new report exposes the bank's "systematic looting of Africa"

Author: Patrick Bond, MPN News (South Africa)

"New Evidence of the World Bank’s Systematic Looting of Africa", 5 Feb 2018...

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