UK SUPREME COURT RULES THAT ZAMBIANS CAN SUE MINING COMPANY IN LONDON

On 11th April, Jurist reported that Zambian citizens can sue the parent company of a Zambian mining company.  The case arises out of a claim by Zambian citizens against Vedanta Resources PLC, which is the parent company of Konkola Copper Mines PLC – the owner of the Nchanga Copper Mine in Zambia.  The Zambian citizens “allege that their health and farming activities have been damaged by the discharge of toxic matter from the Mine into those waterways from 2005 onwards”.

https://www.jurist.org/news/2019/04/uk-supreme-court-rules-zambian-citizens-can-sue-mining-company/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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