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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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Press Releases

Canada must contend with its supply chain links to enslaved workers in Xinjiang and beyond

23 February 2021

Tens of millions of people around the globe are trapped in forced labour. The Canadian government should take steps to not only warn companies against profiting from the abuse, but prevent them from doing so.

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Crown corporation EDC is undermining Canada’s climate commitments. Will Ottawa step in and take action?

13 January 2021

Last month over 50 civil society organizations joined us in calling for Ottawa to cut off Export Development Canada’s enormous flow of public financial support to an industry fuelling the climate crisis.

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Blog, Letters and Submissions

Transnational Lawsuits in Canada against Extractive Companies

12 January 2021

Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. This document provides a summary of these eight lawsuits, their implications, and the challenges presented by transnational lawsuits of this nature.

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