Karen Hamilton

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New Canadian human rights project launches today

“Victims face an uphill battle when they seek justice in Canadian courts,” says Karyn Keenan, Director of Above Ground. “The current policy framework in Canada must change to prevent human rights abuse and provide remedy to those who suffer harm."

2016-12-19T22:02:25+00:0015 July 2015|

FAQs: Corporate Accountability

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about multinational companies, corporate accountability and Canada’s legal duty to protect against human rights abuse by the private sector.

2016-12-01T17:03:49+00:003 July 2015|

Asbestos and lead: Canada’s toxic exports

The use of asbestos and lead is strictly regulated in Canada. While Canadian regulations controlling the domestic use of asbestos and lead have existed for over forty years, Canadian companies continue to export these toxic substances overseas, to countries where few, if any, regulations exist. 

2018-04-02T22:52:28+00:002 July 2015|

Export Credit Agencies and Human Rights: Failure to Protect

This report, published in 2014 by the Halifax Initiative, Counter Current, Forum Suape, Both Ends and Movimiento Ríos Vivos, presents case studies of projects with significant human rights impacts that have been carried out by private sector actors financed by export credit agencies. One of the case studies focuses on Export Development Canada's financing of Brazilian mining company Vale. The report identifies policy and law reform recommendations that seek to ensure that export credit agencies no longer commit nor are complicit in human rights violations.