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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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15 April 2019

Resource rich African countries increasingly changing laws to increase share of revenue from mining activities

Author: Barbara Lewis, Reuters

‘EXPLAINER-How countries are getting tougher with mining companies’ ...

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12 April 2019

Zambian farmers can take Vedanta to court over water pollution. What are the legal implications?

Author: Gabrielle Holly, Omnia Strategy LLP

Gabrielle Holly at Omnia Strategy LLP analyses the UK Supreme Court's landmark decision....

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11 April 2019
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Author: La Fiva

« Les Zambiens peuvent engager une action en justice pour pollution dans les mines devant les tribunaux anglais », 10 avril 2019 ...

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10 April 2019

UK Supreme court rules Zambians can sue Vedanta in English courts

On 10 Apr 2019, the Supreme Court has ruled that a case brought by almost 2,000 Zambian villagers against Konkola Copper Mines and its parent company Vedanta Resources PLC can be heard by the English courts.    

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9 April 2019
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Author: Rominique Makaya, Agence d'information d'Afrique centrale (République du Congo)

"Coopération : la Cirgl renforce la lutte contre le trafic illégal des ressources naturelles", 4 avril 2019...

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25 March 2019

Business and human rights: African mining pollution case could tighten law on parent company liability

Author: Meg Weddle, International Bar Association

An international mining company has appealed to the UK Supreme Court in a pollution case brought by over 1,800 Zambian villagers. The Court’s upcoming decision on whether the case against Vedanta Resources and its subsidiary, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM)...

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19 March 2019
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Author: Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Les politiques minières de 10 pays africains évaluées par les dirigeants de grandes compagnies", ...

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17 March 2019

Zambia: SARW report claims host mining community not benefiting from First Quantum Mineral's subsidiary; company responds

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARWATCH) recently launched a report titled ‘ Living in a Parallel Universe, First Quantum Mine versus communities in Zambia’. The report raises a number of serious allegations against First Quantum Mine’s Kansanshi mine...

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4 February 2019
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