Our latest correspondence with Export Development Canada (EDC) about human rights violations associated with the operations of EDC clients Pacific Exploration & Production and Ecopetrol highlights our longstanding concerns about the adequacy and transparency of the agency's due diligence practices.
For years, the Canadian government has spoken of its “expectation” that Canadian companies will meet the “highest ethical standards” when operating abroad. It’s time to create a mechanism capable of finding out if this expectation is in fact being met.
United Nations experts are urging the Canadian government to step up its efforts to prevent and remedy human rights abuse by corporations.
In this article published on the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre blog, Above Ground director Karyn Keenan discusses key steps Canada could take to become a leader in global efforts to prevent corporate abuse and ensure access to justice.
Submission to the Senate on the state-business nexus and the export of dual-use digital technologies
In this submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, we draw attention to support provided by Export Development Canada for the sale of Internet filtering technology to the government of Bahrain, a country criticized internationally for widespread censorship and human rights abuse.
In this submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Above Ground and fellow members of ECA Watch encourage the committee to remind states of their duties relating to export credit agencies and human rights.