The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21, 2018, announced that it would hear the landmark lawsuit, filed by the villagers of Mundra, challenging the absolute immunity of powerful institutions like the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The villagers were affected by the coal-fired Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Project, which was partially funded by the IFC.

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US Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Tata Mundra Power Plant in Gujarat (The Wire)

U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India (Reuters)

US Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Tata Mundra Power Plant (Business Line)

US Supreme Court to hear Gujarat villagers’ appeal against power plant funded by Washington-based IFC (FirstPost)

U.S. Supreme Court to hear dispute over power plant in Gujarat (The Hindu)

Indian fishermen hail US Supreme Court decision to hear World Bank suit (The Straits Times)

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Indian Villagers’ Appeal Against Gujarat Power Plant (Little India)

US Supreme Court to Hear Gujarat Villagers’ Appeal Against Coal-Fired Power Plant (News18)

US Supreme Court to take up appeal by Indian villagers against Gujarat power plant (Zee News)

US Supreme Court to hear dispute over power plant in Gujarat (Money Control)

Indian fishermen hail U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear World Bank suit (Reuters)

US Supreme Court to hear fishermen petition against IFC-funded Tata Power project (Yahoo News)

US Supreme Court to hear dispute over power plant in Gujarat (Times of India)

US Supreme Court to hear fishermen petition against IFC-funded Tata Power project (Sify.com)

US Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India (Gulf News)

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Landmark Case Challenging World Bank Group Immunity (Common Dreams)

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the landmark lawsuit, filed by the villagers of Mundra, challenging the absolute immunity of powerful institutions like the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The villagers are affected by the coal-fired Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Project, which was partially funded by the IFC.

This will be the first time the US Supreme Court will address the scope of international organisations’ immunity.

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