Close to 25 million women, men and children are trapped in forced labour around the globe, working under abusive conditions in the factories, fields, and other sites where much of the world’s — and Canada’s — goods are produced.
Report finds high risk of slavery in Canadian supply chains, calls for stricter import controls and new due diligence law
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.
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.