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2 June 2019

Zambia: Report alleges mining related pollution causing food insecurity & compromising livelihoods, includes FQM’s comments; KCM did not respond

In May 2019 Swedwatch released a report on unsustainable copper mining in Zambia. The report titled Copper with a cost – Human rights and environmental risks in the minerals supply chains of ICT. A case study from Zambia. The study found that...

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28 May 2019

Zambia: Swedwatch report alleges mining related pollution causing food insecurities and compromising livelihoods

Author: Swedwatch

'Copper with a cost- Human rights and environmental risks in the mineral supply chains of ICT: A case study from Zambia', May 2019...

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Company non-response
28 May 2019

Konkola Copper Mines did not respond

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21 May 2019

Zambia president says he will not be blackmailed by mining investors

Author: Lusaka Times (Zambia)

‘Zambia will not be blackmailed by mining investors -Lungu’ 17 May 2019...

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20 May 2019

Zambia: Government to strip Vedanta subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines of its mining license over alleged license breaches

Author: Chris Mfula, Reuters

"Zambia seeks 'divorce' from Vedanta over alleged mining breaches", 20 May 2019....

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15 May 2019

Maysa Zorob talks Vedanta and Zambian farmers on CNBC Africa

Author: Adam Barnett, Communications Officer, BHRRC

BHRRC's Maysa Zorob, head of Corporate Legal Accountability, discusses the UK Supreme Court ruling on Vedanta vs Zambian farmers. This episode of CNBC Africa's Capital Connection was broadcast on April 17 2019.  

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30 April 2019

Clooney Foundation for Justice: TrialWatch

Author: Clooney Foundation for Justice

"TrialWatch website" , Apr 2019...

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29 April 2019

Reuters claims billions' worth of gold smuggled from Africa to the UAE fuels conflict, violates human rights & endangers environment

Author: David Lewis, Ryan McNeill & Zandi Shabalala, Reuters

"Exclusive: Gold worth billions' smuggled out of Africa", 24 April 2019....

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26 April 2019

Implication of UK Supreme Court decision in Vedanta v. Lungowe for supply chain relationships

Author: Opinio Juris (USA)

"Vedanta v. Lungowe Symposium: Potential Implications of the UKSC’s Decision for Supply Chain Relationships", 23 Apr 2019...

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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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