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?
This blog post is reproduced from a contribution made to the Business and Human Rights Journal Blog Symposium on Business, Human Rights and Extraterritoriality. http://blog.journals.cambridge.org/2019/05/02/vedanta-v-lungowe-an-irreconcilable-regulatory-overreach/ … More Vedanta v Lungowe: an irreconcilable regulatory overreach?
This blog post is reproduced from an article published in the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association journal, the Young Human Rights Lawyer.
(2018) 4YHRL – https://www.hrla.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2018-4YHRL-final-version.pdf … More Case comment: Lungowe v Vedanta Resources Plc  EWCA Civ 1528 and Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc  EWCA Civ 191
… 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!