The Zambian President recently announced that the government was considering nationalising KCM and ‘divorcing’ from Vedanta. This could present practical difficulties in the pursuit of access to justice for the claimants in Vedanta v Lungowe … More Access to justice meets the politics of nationalisation
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.
‘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
The international community should prioritise Africa’s economic self-determination and put in place binding mechanisms to hold multinational corporations to account. … More Self-determination—it’s the economy, stupid!