Supreme Court rules Zambian villagers can sue Vedanta in UK over copper mine pollution

Zambian villagers will be able to pursue mining giant Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom in a case involving lost income due to water pollution, the UK Supreme Court decided in a ruling on Wednesday April 10.

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) that would have ensured the case proceed in Zambia, a company statement said also on Wednesday.

The case dates back to...


Archie Hunter

April 10, 2019

15:54 GMT