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.
Demandas contra empresas extractivas presentadas en Canadá: Avances en el litigio civil transnacional
En total, son ocho las demandas que se han presentado en tribunales canadienses sobre abusos ambientales o a los derechos humanos vinculados a las operaciones de empresas extractivas canadienses en el exterior. En este documento se resumen las ocho demandas, sus implicaciones y los desafíos que plantea este tipo de demandas transnacionales.
Crown corporation EDC is undermining Canada’s climate commitments. Will Ottawa step in and take action?
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.