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EDC’s response to alleged abuse in Colombian oilfields highlights deficits in due diligence

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.

New mechanisms needed to prevent and remedy harm by multinational companies

A government process established in 2000 to advance responsible multinational business conduct is failing to prevent or remedy human rights abuse by Canadian companies operating overseas, according to a report released today by Above Ground, MiningWatch Canada and OECD Watch.

15 November 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

Precedent-setting decision grants foreign plaintiffs their day in court

A lawsuit filed against Canadian company Nevsun Resources is set to proceed in Canadian courts. The case involves allegations that the company used slave labour at its mine in Eritrea. In a ruling released today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia rejected Nevsun’s argument that Eritrean courts would be a more appropriate forum for the claim.

6 October 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |

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Karyn Keenan, Director

 

Karyn is a lawyer with more than a dozen years of experience working with social justice NGOs in Canada and abroad. She provides leadership on policy and law reform work aimed at enhancing government and corporate accountability mechanisms in Canada.

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