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21 November 2017

Canada: Lawsuit against Nevsun for alleged forced labour & torture in Eritrea mine can proceed, says Appeal Court

Author: Canadian Centre for International Justice

" Appeal court confirms slave labour lawsuit against Canadian mining company can go to trial ", 21 Nov 2017...

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19 September 2017

Eritrea: Metalor & Lufthansa accused of importing gold extracted under conditions of forced labour to Switzerland; incl. company responses

On 30 August 2017, Swiss national TV aired a major report detailing how huge amounts of raw gold extracted from Eritrea, under practices of forced labour and slavery, end up in Switzerland for the final process of refinery. The report indicates that...

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29 August 2017
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Author: Christelle Belporo, Université de Montréal, dans Agence Science Presse Blog

« Les multinationales au banc des accusés », 11 août 2017...

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22 August 2017
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1 June 2017

Human Rights Watch submission to UN Working Group on overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies

Author: Human Rights Watch

Canada - arguably the global mining industry's most important hub - needs to develop mechanisms that pay close attention to the human rights records of Canadian companies when they operate abroad...[Human Rights Watch] has urged the Candian govt. to...

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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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22 March 2017

Recent & future trends in access to remedy for corporate abuse – new briefing by Clifford Chance & Global Business Initiative

Author: Clifford Chance & Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

"Access to Remedy: The Next Frontier?", 16 March 2017...

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7 March 2017

Columnist says Connell Company supplying equipment to mines accused of slave labour & environmental degradation

Author: Eduardo Garcia, The Guardian

"US has provided $315m in financing to supplier of mines accused of slave labor"...

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6 March 2017

Columnist claims Connell Company trades with companies complicit in human rights abuses, including slave labour in Eritrea; company responds

An article in The Guardian alleges that The Connell Company has been trading with companies that have been implicated in slave labour, environmental degradation among other human rights violations. In its response, the company said that, with its...

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17 February 2017

Commentary: Recent decisions show willingness of Canadian courts to hold companies liable for overseas abuses of intl. human rights norms

Author: Michael G. Congiu, John Kloosterman, Stefan Marculewicz, Aaron Saltzman & Lavanga Wijekoon; Littler, on JD Supra (USA)

"Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada", 15 Feb 2017...

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