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24 April 2018

Responsible Mining Index 2018: an assessment of company policies and practices

This first index covers 30 companies measured based on 73 indicators applied at company level across various thematic areas (namely: economic development, business conduct, lifecycle management, community wellbeing, working conditions, environmental...

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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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22 February 2018

Okpabi v. Shell on Appeal: Foreign Direct Liability in Troubled Waters

Author: Lucas Roorda, Rights as Usual

This February...the Court of Appeals decided on the appeal against the interlocutory decision in Okpabi v. Shell...[I]n a split decision (Sales LJ disagreeing) it upheld the High Court’s ruling that the applicants had no arguable claim against Shell,...

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11 January 2018

How courts and advocates are shaping legal doctrine on corporate liability and human rights obligations

Author: Marion Cadier, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

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11 January 2018

Our latest Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin is now available

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12 December 2017

Investors launch five-year global initiative to engage largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to act on climate change

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27 November 2017

Commentary: UK: Court ruling expands scope of parent company liability for human rights impacts of foreign subsidiaries

Author: Peter Hood & Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Business and Human Rights Journal

"How Should English Domiciled Multinationals Manage their Human Rights Risk in Light of the Judgment in Lungowe v Vedanta?", 26 Nov 2017...

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26 October 2017

Legal Briefing Lungowe & Others v Vedanta Resources Plc & Konkola Copper Mines [2017]

Author: Oliver Holland, Leigh Day

...The Claimants are 1,826 Zambian citizens who commenced proceedings against Vedanta, a UK domiciled multinational mining company, and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (“KCM”), a copper mining company operating one of the largest copper...

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16 October 2017

UK Court dismisses Vedanta Resources appeal & allows claim of villagers over water pollution in Zambia to proceed

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13 October 2017

Judgment Court of Appeal Lungowe & Others v Vedanta Resources Plc & Konkola Copper Mines

...By an order dated 16 June 2016, following a judgment dated 27 May, Coulson J (‘the Judge’) dismissed the jurisdictional challenges brought by Vedanta and KCM, who appeal against that order....

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