There seem to be few new tactics that may be adopted in the seemingly interminable battle to force mining companies into being both honest and just. However, on September 22nd, what some have described as a “unique event” took place in one of the global cradles of corporate obscurantism and obduracy – London. Vedanta, a leading London-based extractive corporation, was put firmly in the dock before a group of its own financial backers, by a bunch of activists, lawyers, and several NGOs.