**This blog analyses the jurisdictional issues in the environmental pollution
and personal injury dispute between Zambian claimants and Vedanta Resources. It was first published on 19th August 2019 for the Leigh Day website** … More Whose jurisdiction is it anyway?
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?
… 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
What says ‘African’ more than an African court declaring a person’s right to belong to an African state? The African Court of Human and People’s Rights did just that when it ordered a man’s nationality to be restored after being deprived his Tanzanian nationality, expelled from the country and refused the right to have his … More Africa Day – the right to belong to an African state!