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"Business and Human Rights in Law" website

The Business and Human Rights in Law website is a project of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice, the Corporate Justice CoalitionPublic Eye, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and Above Ground. The site tracks developments in legislation and case law around the world related to the corporate responsibility to respect human rights across borders. A particular focus is on mandatory human rights due diligence and parent company liability.

Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA)

Uniting more than thirty civil society organizations, the CNCA provides a forum for collaborative research, education and advocacy aimed at making Canadian companies accountable for their impacts abroad. Among other goals, the network strives to improve access to remedy in Canada for the victims of corporate abuse overseas. Above Ground is an original member of the CNCA’s steering committee, providing legal and policy expertise, strategic orientation and links to key international allies.

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Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac)

CAN-Rac is Canada’s primary network of organizations working on climate change and energy issues. The network brings environmental groups together with trade unions, First Nations, social justice, development, health and youth organizations, faith groups and local, grassroots initiatives.

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Coalition Against Forced Labour in Trade

The Coalition Against Forced Labour in Trade is an international coalition of civil society groups committed to leveraging import prohibitions to disrupt the use of forced labour in supply chains. It was launched in 2023 with support from the Freedom Fund. Above Ground is one of two members from Canada. The coalition also includes members from the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Europe, Japan, South Korea and Australia.

ECA Watch

ECA Watch is an international network of NGOs that campaign for export credit agency (ECA) reform. The network, which formed in 1996, includes organizations that focus on the environment, development, human rights, community rights, labour rights and anti-corruption. Above Ground plays a leadership role in the network on work that is focused on export credit and human rights.

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ESCR-Net is an international network that seeks to strengthen economic, social and cultural rights. The network, which formed in 2000, works worldwide to facilitate mutual learning and strategy sharing, develop new tools and resources, engage in advocacy, and foster information sharing and networking. Above Ground is involved in ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group and is a member of the Corporate Capture Project Advisory Group.

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