Vedanta court ruling a 'major victory for corporate human rights campaigners'

Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly, Ethical Corporation

23/11/2017

A UK court's decision that the copper company potentially holds a duty of care to 2,000 farmers who claim they are affected by the activities of its Zambian subsidiary is a landmark finding that could have far-reaching implications for corporate supply chains, argue Lise Smit and Gabrielle Hoy.

A UK high court decision to allow nearly 2,000 Zambian farmers to sue a UK company for alleged damages caused by a subsidiary could be an important step towards forcing global companies to take responsibility for the rights of workers and communities along their entire supply chain.

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