Category: Business and human rights

Vedanta to face class action lawsuit over copper-mine pollution in Zambia – says Court of Appeal

The mining multinational is being sued by almost 2,000 Zambian citizens who claim that the company polluted their land and waterways over the course of a decade.

Addison Lee drivers win claim for minimum wage and holiday pay

In the latest #gigeconomy legal dispute, the Employment Tribunal found drivers for private cab company Addison Lee were entitled to a raft of basic labour rights.

#UberAppeal: app argues its drivers aren’t ‘workers’ in latest gig economy legal battle

The controversial ride-hailing app is trying to overturn a judgment that would hand thousands of its drivers basic workers rights. Here’s what I learned live-tweeting on the morning of Day 1 of the appeal.

Strategic Litigation on Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains

I’ve written before about what the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) might mean for those affected, including businesses whose […]

How events in Geneva could re-define the future of business

From 6 till 10 July, government officials and a range of other participants will gather in the Palais des Nations, […]

The Modern Slavery Act 2015: analysis

Much fanfare greeted the passage of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘MSA 2015’), hailed by the government as an “historic […]