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How courts and advocates are shaping legal doctrine on corporate liability and human rights obligations
Author: Marion Cadier, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Commentary: UK: Court ruling expands scope of parent company liability for human rights impacts of foreign subsidiaries
Author: Peter Hood & Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Business and Human Rights Journal
"How Should English Domiciled Multinationals Manage their Human Rights Risk in Light of the Judgment in Lungowe v Vedanta?", 26 Nov 2017...
UK Court dismisses Vedanta Resources appeal & allows claim of villagers over water pollution in Zambia to proceed
Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)
In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...
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South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report
Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...
India: Villagers fear potential gold exploration by Vedanta Resources may result in displacement & environmental destruction; company assures meaningful engagement with community
The village of Sonakhan in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh fear that potential gold exploration by Vednata Resources may result in displacement, loss of livelihoods and environmental destructions. Vedanta said at the time that the mining...
Author: Vedanta Resources
As on date we have not commenced any exploration for the Sonakhan project. If non –invasive exploration shows a promising result, any plans to create a mining operation will undergo community consultation and a community need assessment. Vedanta...
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The village of Sonakhan in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh...could soon be enveloped by India's first private gold mine...Residents of Sonakhan - 'sona' is gold in Hindi - sift for flecks of gold on the banks of the river Jonk during the...