Zambian mining judgment calls for greater scrutiny of multinationals

A recent judgment allowing Zambian villagers to pursue their case against Vedanta Resources in the UK courts could have important implications for multinational companies doing business in Africa. In the latest issue of African Business, Michael Pollitt examines the issues, including a corporate’s ‘duty of care’ to the communities it affects, its responsibility for implementing high standards to protect and respect human rights and the possible implications for businesses given the recent action against Vedanta.

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