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4 September 2019

Reports raise concerns about Vedanta's human rights & environmental impacts

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20 April 2019

Vedanta: Supreme Court rules that Zambians can seek legal redress in the UK against parent company

Author: Allen & Overy

The UK Supreme Court has decided that a claim for negligence and breach of statutory duty against a Zambian mining company and its English parent can be heard by the English courts. The much anticipated decision has important ramifications for Briti...

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19 April 2019

Not quite ‘beating your head against a brick wall’: the Supreme Court’s decision in Vedanta v. Lungowe

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Rights as usual

On 10 April 2019, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered its highly-anticipated decision in the case of Vedanta v. Lungowe (Lungowe v. Vedanta in the lower courts). The Supreme Court unanimously decided the case should proceed in English...

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1 September 2010

[PDF] Contesting Women’s Rights Within the Political Economy of Mining in India

Author: Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children & Samata

...The current report tries to present what the mining industry and mining economy mean to the...women who are...affected by mining and its subsidiary activities. It gives a glimpse into the struggles of such women campaigning against this exploitation...

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30 June 2010

[PDF] Improving Vedanta Resources’ governance of responsible business practices

Author: EIRIS

Vedanta Resources…has come under international scrutiny for its plans for a bauxite mine and the expansion of its Lanjigarh alumina refinery…The UN protect, respect and remedy framework makes clear that companies have the responsibility to respect...

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8 June 2010

Bhopal gas tragedy verdict raises issue of corporate ethics

Author: Shai Venkatraman, NDTV

Post the Bhopal verdict, corporate accountability is now under the scanner like never before…[T]here is widespread outrage that the company responsible for the world's worst industrial disaster got away. Except for India Inc which has stayed largely...

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12 January 2010

3 Chinese arrested over factory accident in India

Author: Ashok Sharma, AP

Three Chinese engineers have been arrested and charged in the deaths of 40 factory workers killed when a chimney collapsed at the power plant they were building in central India… The power plant, owned by Bharat Aluminum, or BALCO [part of Vedanta...

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5 January 2010

Manslaughter charges filed in India chimney case [India]

Author: Agence France-Presse

Indian police have filed manslaughter charges against three local managers of the Britain-based Vedanta mining group in connection with an industrial chimney collapse that killed 40 workers...Ratan Lal Dangi, police chief of Korba district where the...

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17 November 2009

Vedanta employees charged after India chimney collapse

Author: Kathryn Hopkins, Guardian [UK]

Three officials at a subsidiary of the mining company Vedanta Resources have been arrested in India following the collapse of a chimney in one of its power stations which killed 41 people. The incident occurred in September at Vedanta's Bharat...

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27 September 2009

Rs.1 lakh for kin of Jharkhand labourers killed at Balco [India]

Author: Indo-Asian News Service [IANS]

Jharkhand Governor...announced compensation of Rs.1 lakh for the kin of each of those labourers from the state who were killed in a Balco power plant in Chhattisgarh last week. Around 50 labourers...were killed when an under-construction chimney...

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