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22 January 2019

Vedanta Resources seek to block water contamination case affecting 1800 villagers heard in the UK; argue case involved its subsidiary in Zambia

Author, Mail & Guardian, 24 January 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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7 January 2019

India: Tamil Nadu State government files petition in Supreme Court against environmental tribunal's order to reopen Sterlite's copper plant

Author: Hindustan Times, India

"‘No jurisdiction’: Tamil Nadu moves SC against NGT order on Sterlite plant", 2 January 2019 The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday [2 January] approached the Supreme Court and challenged the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order to reopen the Sterl...

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7 January 2019

India: Sterlite's copper plant to reopen despite opposition by government, protestors

In May 2018, 13 people were killed in a police firing during protests against Sterlite Industries Ltd.’s copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Sterlite is a subsidiary of U.K.-based Vedanta Resources. The protestors were marching against p...

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7 January 2019

India: Supreme Court refuses to halt environmental tribunal's order to reopen Sterlite’s plant in Tamil Nadu

Author: Priyanka Mittal, Livemint, India

"SC refuses to stay NGT order to reopen Sterlite’s plant in Tamil Nadu", 8 January 2019...

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