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15 August 2014

Lawsuit against Hudbay in Canada may open new avenue to claims for abuses committed abroad, says commentary

Author: Sebastian Rosemont, Foreign Policy in Focus (USA)

"Seeking Justice in Canada: Hitting Mining Companies Where They Live", 12 Aug 2014...

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1 March 2014

New Amnesty Intl. publication highlights obstacles faced by victims of corporate human rights abuses to access remedies; includes company statements

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1 March 2014

[PDF] Injustice Incorporated: Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy

Author: Amnesty International

This book seeks to ground the debate on the human right to remedy in cases of corporate-related abuse in the lived experiences of victims…[It]… focuses on four emblematic cases and exposes how corporate political and financial power intertwined with...

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Lawsuit
18 February 2014

Cambior lawsuit (re Guyana)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In August 1995, the tailings dam at the Omai Mine in Guyana failed, spilling mine tailings containing cyanide, heavy metals and other pollutants into the Essequibo River.  About 23,000 people live in the region surrounding the river, and they rely on...

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1 December 2013

The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business

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1 December 2013

[PDF] The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business

Author: Gwynne Skinner, Robert McCorquodale, Olivier De Schutter & Andie Lambe

The Access to Judicial Remedy (A2JR) Project set out to identify and analyze the barriers in the United States, Canada, and Europe…The detailed mapping exercise undertaken in the development of this Report shows that States are generally not...

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14 October 2013

The first step towards corporate accountability for actions abroad?

Author: Sonya Nigam, University of Ottawa, in Canadian Lawyer

Increasingly, Canadian extractive companies and their subsidiaries have been the subject of allegations of human rights violations associated with their overseas activities, particularly when operating in developing countries. For years, liability...

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26 June 2013

Case profile: Cambior lawsuit (re Guyana)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for class action lawsuits against Cambior over pollution of Essequibo River in Guyana caused by failure of tailings dam at Omai mine owned by Cambior.]

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3 March 2013

Claims of Canadian companies exploiting mines in Guyana

Author: CMC and Antigua Observer

The…Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)…claimed that...in the Canadian legal system, “…it is nearly impossible for foreign citizens to bring lawsuits involving egregious environmental and human rights violations in Canadian courts"…[citing] a 1997...

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2 December 2011

Mining the truth

Author: Jeremy Hazlehurst, Financial Times

In one week in October, miners, refiners, industry groups and non-governmental organisations held two meetings that could start a revolution in the gold industry. One, in Washington, DC fine-tuned rules for preventing gold that has funded conflict...

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