With Export Development Canada set to announce its new climate targets any day, Above Ground and over one hundred civil society organizations are calling on Ottawa to follow the example set by the United Kingdom and immediately order EDC to align its business with Canada’s climate obligations.
Human rights advocates and legal experts deliver blueprint for new international corporate accountability law in Canada
The draft model law would require Canadian firms to respect human rights throughout their global operations and supply chains.
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.
Export credit agencies and states potentially at risk of climate litigation over finance for fossil fuels
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.
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.
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.