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UK Supreme Court Upholds Jurisdiction over UK Parent Company in Connection with Zambian Subsidiary Misconduct

The claimants in this action are 1,826 citizens of Zambia from four different communities in the Chingola District. The claimants allege harms to their health and ability to farm due to pollution of their sole water source from activities at the Nchanga Copper Mine. The defendants are Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owner and operator of the mine, and Vedanta Resources PLC (Vedanta), ultimate UK parent company of KCM.

On 30 May 2019, ESCR-Net sent a collective letter to the President of Colombia expressing concern regarding threats directed against ESCR-Net member Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida and allied organizations...

Last week ESCR-Net members called on UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to publicly release the UN...

On 3 April, we hosted the first of a series of public webinars that will be held throughout the year as part of our global campaign on corporate capture.

In this first webinar, ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group introduced ...

Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida (Environmental Committee in Defense of Life), an environmental and human rights defenders' movement in Colombia, held a symbolic act on Tuesday, October 2, in front of the Palace...


A toothless tool? First impressions on the Draft Optional Protocol to the Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights


Authored by ESCR-Net members: Gabriela Kletzel & Andrés López Cabello, Centro de Estudios...


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ESCR-Net CAWG Strategy Meeting (pre-IGWG)

Advocacy Position Papers...

ESCR-Net member, Habi Center for Environmental Rights, has lost a longstanding leader in the struggle for environmental rights and social justice. Mohamed "Nagi" Ibrahim Mohamed Salem has represented...