London court hears Vedanta’s challenge to Zambian villagers’ pollution claim

July 5, 2017

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London’s Court of Appeal began hearing legal arguments on Wednesday into whether Zambian villagers have the right to make a claim for damages for environmental pollution in the English courts against miners Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). The companies are appealing against a ruling in May last year when a High Court judge decided the claim could proceed in the English courts on behalf of 1 826 Zambian villagers.

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