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Access to justice

The Zambian farmers who are suing a mining company in a British court

 In January 2019, a group of Zambian farmers brought their fight for justice to the UK Supreme Court, in a case with far-reaching implications for multinational companies. Louise Eldridge explains the background of the case in a blog originally published by Africa is a Country.

[caption id="attachment_5257" align="alignleft" width="550"] Farmer with his livestock, Zambia. Image credit Felix Clay/Duckrabbit, 2012 via WorldFish Flickr (CC).[/caption]

UK Supreme Court considers whether Vedanta may be held legally responsible for harm caused by Zambian subsidiary

Carlos Lopez, Senior Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists, and Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE, explore the implications of the interlocutory appeal by the company Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary KCM to the UK Supreme Court. The company is challenging a Court of Appeal decision to uphold jurisdiction of UK courts in the case and allow the plaintiffs, some 1800 Zambian villagers to pursue their case against both companies in the United Kingdom.

CORE and ICJ to intervene in UK Supreme Court case

CORE and the ICJ have been granted permission to intervene in an appeal before the United Kingdom Supreme Court (Vedanta Resources PLC and another v. Lungowe and others).

Hope for reform, and remedy? External reviewers visit the UK NCP

Last week, CORE Coalition along with our partner organisations Amnesty International UK and RAID were interviewed as part of the peer review of the UK’s National Contact Point (NCP).

Recent decisions in the UK on parent company liability cases show the need for law reform

This article was commissioned by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and originally published on their website The UK is home to some of the largest multinational corporations in the world operating through integrated networks of subsidiary companies and complex supply chains. Through their global activities, UK companies are often involved in human rights...

Unilever: time for real leadership on human rights

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018. Marilyn Croser, CORE Director Unilever must provide remedy to the Kenyan workers and their families who suffered serious human rights abuses on the firm’s tea estate. In seeking to hide behind its corporate structure to avoid accountability, the company risks undermining the very principles that it claims to support. Last week...

NGOs call on Swedish mining company Boliden not to block access to justice

CORE, Sherpa, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and the International Federation for Human Rights have written to the CEO of Boliden Mineral, a Swedish mining company, calling on Boliden not to block the Appeal Court in Sweden from hearing the case of Arica Victims v Boliden Mineral. In 1984, Boliden dumped over 20,000 tons of...