KCM in liquidation: will the claimants in Vedanta v Lungowe have to seek permission of Zambian courts to proceed against KCM?

The Zambian government has formally filed an application to place KCM, Vedanta’s Zambian subsidiary in liquidation. This latest development in the Vedanta v Lungowe saga may potentially complicate matters as the claimants seek to obtain justice. … More KCM in liquidation: will the claimants in Vedanta v Lungowe have to seek permission of Zambian courts to proceed against KCM?

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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