Today’s judgment is significant insofar as it opens up the possibility of the Zambian claimants accessing justice. However, the claimants still face formidable obstacles in respect of proving breach of duty. Others like them in Zambia will continue to face obstacles to access to justice until the Zambian legal system itself is robust enough to handle such cases.
The ICJ’s flexible approach to the Chagos Archipelago claim took into account the right to self-determination while English courts appear constrained by limitation periods under the Limitation Act 1980. … More Colonial reckoning: ICJ and English courts’ approach to colonial claims
‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’ reads an inscription in the Library of the UK Supreme Court. 1826 Zambians will test these words as the Supreme Court decides whether their claim against Vedanta can be heard in the UK. … More Injustice in Zambia is a threat to justice in the UK
For all its Christian heritage, the UK seeks to exclude the weak and vulnerable as unsuitable migrants to this country. Jesus Christ, an immigrant child with young parents and a questionable story would not stand a chance! … More Jesus Christ, immigrant
Despite Prince Harry and Meghan happily visiting Tonga and Fiji—two countries carrying the zika virus—it is Zambia that has been falsely tarnished with that label. … More Media reports of Prince Harry’s Zambia visit reveal outdated stereotypes!
… poverty is a political choice. Austerity could easily have spared the poor, if the political will had existed to do so. Resources were available to the Treasury at the last budget … but the political choice was made to fund tax cuts for the wealthy instead. That was the damning verdict of Philip Alston, … More The politics of poverty: the UN’s damning verdict on UK austerity
In 2017 14 million people in the UK were living in poverty with child poverty expected to rise further by 2022. Does the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur make this an international human rights issue? … More Poverty in the UK—an international human rights issue?