Vedanta v Lungowe – a road to justice?

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.

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The politics of poverty: the UN’s damning verdict on UK austerity

… 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