‘The Implications of the UK Supreme Court’s Decision in Vedanta for the Management of Human Rights Risk in Overseas Operations and Supply Chains’

“Since the US Supreme Court effectively closed the door to foreign, human rights related claims against businesses under the Alien Tort Statute, courts in the UK, Canada and beyond have seen an increase in claims against multinational companies based on the common law of negligence for the acts or omissions of subsidiaries. The UK Supreme Court’s (UKSC) recent, landmark judgment in Vedanta Resources PLC and anor v Lungowe and others [2019] UKSC 20 will undoubtedly have an impact on such claims …” (more)

[Hogan Lovells, Oxford Business Law Blog, 30 May]

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