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Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn. BHD v. Hue Shieh Lee

Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn. BHD v. Hue Shieh Lee  (21 October 2016)
Malaysia Court of Appeal

Hue Shieh Lee is a resident of Bukit Koman and Vice President of a community organization formed to look after the health and welfare of residents impacted by a gold-processing facility operated by Raub Australian Gold Mining (Raub).

Raub filed a defamation claim against Hue Shieh Lee for statements she made about the company in two published news articles.

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Lungowe v. Vendanta Resources PLC

Lungowe v. Vendanta Resources PLC [2016] EWHC 975 (TCC) (May 7, 2016)
England and Wales High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

More than 1,800 residents of four Zambian communities near the Nchanga copper mine brought an action in the UK against Vendanta Resources (Vendanta) and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for harm arising out of pollution and environmental damage caused by mining operations. 

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Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India

Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India, Original Application No. 486 of 2014 (May 4, 2016)
National Green Tribunal

A community member filed a case with the National Green Tribunal to force regulators to control toxic effluent and fly ash being discharged by a paper manufacturer, Century Pulp and Paper (“Century”) .

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Jam v. International Finance Corporation, No.15-612 (D.D.C. 2016) (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) (International Finance Corp. immune from suit)

Jam v. International Finance Corporation, No. 15-612 (D.D.C. 2016) 
A U.S. District Court dismissed a case filed against the International Finance Corporation (IFC) concerning the IFC's financing of the Tata Mundra iltra-mega coal-fired power plant in India on the ground that the IFC is immune from suit.  

Click on the link to access of .pdf of the decision. 

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ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance

Company Secretary of ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance [2014] ZASCA 184
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa

Una asociación de ciudadanos (VEJA) presentó a una empresa de fabricación de acero Sudafricana (ArcelorMittal) solicitudes para acceder al plan director y a los boletines que se tratan de la protección ambiental y la rehabilitación de dos sitios de fabricación.  ArcelorMittal no otorgó ciertos documentos.

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A.F. Akpan v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc

A.F. Akpan v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc
E. Dooh v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc
F.A. Oguru v. Royal Dutch Shell plc

Corte de Apelaciones de La Haya (18 de diciembre de 2015)

Agricultores nigerianos y Friends of the Earth [Amigos de la Tierra] entablaron casos contra la Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) y sus filiales nigerianas en corte holandés, buscando compensación por daños que ellos alegan fueron causados por oleoductos y un pozo petrolero en Nigeria que goteaban.

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