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Vedanta’s perspective uncovered: Policies cannot mask practices in Orissa

    Communities protesting at Lanjigarh against inadequate compensation, along with Vedanta officials and police, July 2012 © AI
    Communities protesting at Lanjigarh against inadequate compensation, along with Vedanta officials and police, July 2012 © AI
    August 28, 2012

    Vedanta Resources plc is a UK-registered mining company under growing national and international scrutiny due to allegations of human rights abuses associated with its activities. During 2011-12, the company developed a human rights and sustainability policy framework which it claims are aligned to international standards and best practices. This briefing highlights the gap remaining between Vedanta’s stated policy framework and its practices in Orissa. In it, Amnesty International repudiates Vedanta’s attempts at self-exoneration, and renews its recommendations to address persistent human rights concerns associated with the company’s operations.

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