Lungowe v Vedanta appeal highlights important points regarding parent company liability

This landmark judgment from the Court of Appeal means that 1,826 Zambian villagers can bring a claim in the English courts against UK-based Vedanta and its Zambian subsidiary KCM. This decision raises important questions about whether parent companies can be liable alongside their non-UK subsidiaries for adverse human rights impacts occurring abroad, and leaves open the possibility that parent companies could be liable to communities affected by the operations of their subsidiaries.
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