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
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 … More Media reports of Prince Harry’s Zambia visit reveal outdated stereotypes!
The UK should introduce a distinct law to hold parent companies to account based on the economic benefit they derive from activities of offending subsidiaries. … More Access to justice in claims against UK parent companies
As the world reflects on the passing of Kofi Annan, a new generation of activist musicians face obstacles to enjoying their freedom of expression … More Freedom of expression and Africa’s new activist musicians
Human rights and tech can be compatible without the need to undermine either. … More Social media and human rights: Are nervous African governments disrupting freedom of expression?