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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. Vedanta Resources Plc and Another v Lungowe and others is brought by Leigh Day on behalf of over 1800 Zambian citizens who claim that it caused damages to their land and livelihoods.

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