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Report finds high risk of slavery in Canadian supply chains, calls for stricter import controls and new due diligence law

21 June 2021

Canada’s enforcement of a ban on importing goods produced by forced workers will fall short of standards set by the U.S. example unless Ottawa strengthens its policies, according to a report released today by Above Ground.

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Human rights advocates and legal experts deliver blueprint for new international corporate accountability law in Canada

31 May 2021

The draft model law would require Canadian firms to respect human rights throughout their global operations and supply chains.

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UN human rights body should consider Canada’s role in fossil fuel industry expansion

24 May 2021

Canada’s human rights performance is up for review by the UN Human Rights Committee. The committee should ask Canada to explain how it squares its duty to protect the right to life with its policies favouring expanded fossil fuel production in a world wracked by climate change, we argue in a submission with the Center for International Environmental Law.

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Export credit agencies and states potentially at risk of climate litigation over finance for fossil fuels

4 May 2021

Export credit agencies and the governments that oversee them could be in violation of their international legal obligations if they do not swiftly reduce their fossil fuel finance, according to a legal opinion published today.

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Ottawa must disclose how it aided Goldcorp in human rights dispute, Federal Court hears 

2 March 2021

Today the Federal Court of Canada hears a case alleging that the Canadian government is improperly withholding information about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian company accused of human rights abuse in Guatemala.  

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