28th June 2019. On the 20th of May, following weeks of protests and riots which had briefly brought tanks into Chingola, Zambia’s President – Edgar Lungu – announced his government’s intention to liquidate Konkola Copper Mines in order to ‘divorce’ Vedanta Resources as the majority shareholder and seek a new investor. Miners and residents of … Continue reading Zambian government ‘divorces’ Vedanta
The Supreme Court today announced its verdict in the landmark case of the Zambian communities consistently polluted by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of British miner Vedanta Resources Plc, allowing them to have their case against the parent company and its subsidiary tried in the UK. The ruling sets a strong legal precedent which … Continue reading Landmark jurisdiction case won by Zambian farmers at Supreme Court
Report on the Supreme Court appeal hearing in the case Lungowe vs Vedanta, 15 – 16 January 2019. This report follows our previous detailed write up of the Court of Appeal hearing, entitled ‘Police this gateway‘. Court room 1 of the British Supreme Court was packed with journalists, solidarity activists, law students and other observers … Continue reading Can Zambian claimants get justice in the UK Supreme Court?
The latest hearing in the case of the Zambian communities consistently polluted by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of British miner Vedanta, was heard at the British Supreme Court on 15th and 16th January 2019. A vigil organised by solidarity organisation Foil Vedanta took place outside the court throughout the event in solidarity with … Continue reading Supreme Court hears landmark jurisdiction case against Vedanta
On 15th and 16th the Zambian communities consistently polluted by the subsidiary of British mining company Vedanta Resources will have their case heard at the Supreme Court in London, and we need your help to rally in solidarity outside and inside the court room, to send a clear message that we will not stand for … Continue reading Make Pollution Political -1826 Zambian claimants Demand Justice in Supreme Court, London