Can Zambian claimants get justice in the UK 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 […]

Supreme Court hears landmark jurisdiction case against Vedanta

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 […]

Make Pollution Political -1826 Zambian claimants Demand Justice in Supreme Court, London

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 […]

Vedanta’s crimes

Vedanta has mines, refineries and factories in various states in India – including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Goa – as well as in Zambia, Liberia, South Africa, Namibia, Australia and Ireland. The company is being opposed everywhere it operates for violations of law, pollution and human rights abuses. Some of these abuses are […]

London ruling awards Zambia $139 million from KCM

18th Jan 2018 In the third major London case against Vedanta subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) since 2014, the English High Court on January 2nd ordered KCM to pay $139 million plus costs to Zambian government entity ZCCM Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) for sums owed as part of a copper and cobalt price participation agreement dating […]

Victory for Zambian farmers suing Vedanta in UK

13th October 2017. Judges today threw out Vedanta’s appeal to the May 2016 High Court judgment allowing Zambian farmers to have their case against the company heard in the UK. The judgment adds further weight to precedents holding UK companies legally responsible for the actions of their subsidiaries. Judges today released their verdict on Vedanta’s […]

‘Zero harm’ – Minutes of Vedanta Resources’ 2017 AGM

7th September.  This year was Vedanta’s 14th AGM, since registering on the London Stock Exchange in December 2003, and the 14th year that dissident shareholders have attended the meeting to hold the company to account for their environmental and human rights abuses. The minutes published by activist shareholders every year, documenting the company’s response to […]

Vedanta’s 2017 AGM again disrupted by protests

14th August 2017. Loud and theatrical protests were again held outside the AGM of British mining company Vedanta Resources’ at the Lincoln Centre, Lincoln Inn Fields, London at 2pm today accusing the company of major environmental and human rights abuses across its operations. Parallel protests and meetings were held today by affected communities and their […]

Global day of action against Vedanta’s AGM

The annual Global Day of Action against Vedanta will take place on Monday 14th August 2017, as their AGM is conducted in London. While the Vedanta board try to don the ‘cloak of respectability’ of their London listing, communities affected by the company’s pollution, human rights abuses and tax evasion around the world will raise their […]

“Police this gateway” – Report on London appeal hearing of Vedanta vs Lungowe

6th July. This report is a detailed account of hearings in Vedanta’s appeal against Justice Coulson’s 2016 judgment allowing the case of Zambian villagers polluted by KCM/Vedanta to be heard in the UK, which took place during the 5th and 6th July. At 9am on Wednesday 5th of July activists from Foil Vedanta Pan African […]